Derivation

Asked by  | 9th Mar, 2008, 08:50: AM

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Since a progressive wave is a travelling wave so the displacement is a function of position as well as time. In general the displacement y is a function f of time t and position x of the element and y = f(x,t).

For a sinusoidal wave we can write y = ymsin(kx-wt).

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Answered by  | 20th May, 2008, 12:42: PM

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