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Please Prove the fact that intensity is directly proportional to amplitude of the wave...

Asked by nitishkrnehu09 9th October 2017, 6:56 PM
Answered by Expert
- Intensity is the power transferred per unit area, where the area is an imagined surface that is perpendicular to the direction of propagation of the energy The energy of a wave  depends on its amplitude and frequency. 
- Considering a mechanical wave,
a particle on a wave oscillates with simple harmonic motion,
its maximum velocity is given by 
- The intensity of a wave is defined as the amount of energy that passes
though unit area perpendicular to the wave direction in unit time.
- If the amplitude is doubled the maximum velocity is doubled.
- The kinetic energy = 1 half×mass×velocity2
- Thus on doubling the velocity you quadruple the kinetic energy,
that further quadrupling the intensity of the wave.
Answered by Expert 10th October 2017, 6:23 PM
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