Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics (4th Edition)

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Chapter 16 - Traveling Waves - Conceptual Questions: 1

Answer

$v_1 = v_2 = v_3$

Work Step by Step

We can write the expression for the speed of a wave as: $v = \sqrt{\frac{F}{\mu}}$ Since the waves are moving along the same string, the speed of each wave is the same. The speed of the wave does not depend on the amplitude. Therefore; $v_1 = v_2 = v_3$
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