Problem 17.10

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  1. Measure the frequency, wavelength, and period of the wave (position is given in centimeters and time is given in seconds).

  2. Verify that the speed of the wave crest is wavelength times frequency.

  3. Write down a formula for the wave as a function of both distance and time. That is, write a formula for y(x, t).


Problem by Wolfgang Christian and Mario Belloni.
HTML updated for JavaScript by Aidan Edmondson.
Physlets were developed at Davidson College and converted from Java to JavaScript using the SwingJS system developed at St. Olaf College.