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A harmonic wave is traveling along a rope. It is observed that the oscillator that generates the wave completes 40.0 vibrations in 30.0 s. Also, a given maximum travels 425 cm along the rope in 10.0 s. What is the wavelength?

  • Physics -

    The wave speed is
    V = (425 cm)/(10 s) = 4.25 cm/s

    The frequency is
    f = 40/30 = 1.333 cycles per second

    The wavelength is the wave speed divided by the frequency.

  • Physics -

    Drwls is incorrect as 425/10 is 42.5 NOT 4.25!
    Also the measure for wave speed MUST be in m/s. Other than that it is correct.

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