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Traveling Waves. Wave Equation. For small angles:. Force. mass. accceleration. Wave Equation. Any function y(x,t) will satisfy wave eq as long as x and t appear in the argument in the combination:. tension. velocity. mass/length. Wave Equation.

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## Traveling Waves

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**Wave Equation**For small angles: Force mass accceleration**Wave Equation**Any function y(x,t) will satisfy wave eq as long as x and t appear inthe argument in the combination: tension velocity mass/length**Wave Equation**Any function y(x,t) will satisfy wave eq as long as x and t appear inthe argument in the combination:**Solutions to Equation**The disturbance y(x,t) performs simple harmonic motion aboutequilibrium in t (for fixed x) or x (for fixed t).**Wave Equation**Other quantities satisfying wave equation Electric (E) or magnetic (B) field propagating in space from an oscillating charge (Light) Current (I) or voltage (V) propagating in a coax cable c - is the speed of light The quantum-mechanical probability amplitude to find a particle at a certain location in space also satisfies a wave equation - Schroedinger’s Equation**Sample Traveling Wave**Change the x-axis scale**Standing Waves**Reflected pulse But if we have a incident sinusoidal travelingwave and a reflected sinusoidal wave:

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