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Two traveling waves (the top two panels) are depicted on a string (position is given in meters and time is given in seconds). They are traveling in opposite directions and add to a standing wave as depicted in the bottom panel. Restart.
What are the wavelength, frequency, and velocity of the initial two waves?
What are the wavelength, frequency, and velocity of the resulting standing wave?
Problem by Wolfgang Christian and Mario Belloni.