Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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Chapter 11 - Oscillations and Waves - Misconceptual Questions: 12


Choice D.

Work Step by Step

Points on a horizontally traveling transverse wave oscillate perpendicular to the string. The particle would have a momentary zero velocity only if it were at a crest or trough. The picture shows that a crest is approaching point B from the left, so a particle in the string there is traveling vertically upward at this moment in time, and will reach that high point after a quarter-period (i.e., T/4) more.
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