Posted by **Adam** on Friday, May 14, 2010 at 2:57pm.

A surfing physicist paddles out beyond the breaking surf to a deep-water region where the ocean waves are sinusoidal (can obey a sine or cosine function) in shape, with crest 14 m apart. The surfer rises a vertical distance 3.6 m from wave trough to crest, a process that takes 1.5s. Find the wave speed, and describe it with an equation. Take a wave crest to be at x=0 at time = 0, with the positive x direction toward the open ocean.

## Answer This Question

## Related Questions

- oceanography - i want to make sure i am answering this correctly. 1) the primary...
- Physics - Ocean waves pass through two small openings in a breakwater. This time...
- physics - Periodic waves spread out over the surface of a lake where two women...
- Phyical Science - I have several problems where I have the answer, but I need to...
- Graphing trigonometric function - sine and cosine have a period 2pi tangent and ...
- physics - As we examine waves on a water surface we notice that 34 waves pass in...
- calculus - the equation y+y"=0 is the differential equation of? a.)sine function...
- Physics - swimming duck paddles the water with it's feet once every 1.6s, ...
- Physics - While watching ocean waves at the dock of the bay, Otis notices that ...
- physics - while watching ocean waves at the dock of the bay. otis notices that ...

More Related Questions