Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (4th Edition) Clone

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Chapter 14 - Section 14.3 - Waves on a String - Example - Page 257: 14.3

Answer

1.4 meters

Work Step by Step

We set the two equations for the intensity of light equal to each other in order to find the distance at which the two lights have the same intensity: $r_{4.9} = r_{9.2}\sqrt{\frac{P_{4.9}}{P_{9.2}}} =1.9\sqrt{\frac{4.9}{9.2}} = 1.4 \ m$
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