Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321993721
ISBN 13: 978-0-32199-372-4

Chapter 14 - Section 14.2 - Wave Math - Got It? - Page 246: 14.2


1) Upper 2) Lower 3) Lower 4) Upper 5) Upper

Work Step by Step

1) The higher the distance between the peak and bottom of the curve, the higher the amplitude. Thus, the answer is upper. 2) The lower has a greater wavelength, for there is a larger distance between peaks. 3) The lower one also has a lower period, for it takes longer to complete one wave. 4) There are more waves in the upper one, so it has a higher wave number. 5) Because the lower one has the longer period, the upper one must have the higher frequency.
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