Friday, July 1, 2011

Worksheet 1 General Properties of Waves

Example 3

a) Speed = 90/1.69
= 53.3cm/s(to 3 s.f.)

b) It is possible to change the speed of the wave pulse by changing the tension. When the tension is lower, the speed of the pulse is slower. When the tension is higher, the speed of the pulse is faster.

Higher Tension:

Lower Tension:

Done by Jeremy