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Chapter 16: Traveling Waves

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Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics
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95 Questions for Chapter 16: Traveling Waves

  1. The wave speed on a string under tension is 200 m/s. What is the speed if the tension is halved?

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  2. The three-wave pulses in FIGURE Q16.1 travel along the same stretched string. Rank in order, from largest to smallest, their wave speeds va=vb=vc. Explain

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  3. A wave has angular frequency 30 rad/s and wavelength 2.0 m.

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  4. Sound wave A delivers 2 J of energy in 2 s. Sound wave B delivers 10 J of energy in 5 s. Sound wave C delivers 2 mJ of energy in 1 ms. Rank in order, from largest to smallest, the sound powers PA, PB, and PC of these three sound waves. Explain

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  5. A wave travels with speed 200 m/s. Its wave number is 1.5 rad/m. What are its (a) wavelength and (b) frequency?

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  6. One physics professor talking produces a sound intensity level of 52 dB. It’s a frightening idea, but what would be the sound intensity level of 100 physics professors talking simultaneously?

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  7. The displacement of a wave traveling in the negative y-direction is D(y,t)=(5.2cm)sin(5.5y+72t), where y is in m and t is in s.

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  8. You are standing at x = 0 m, listening to a sound that is emitted at frequency f0. The graph of FIGURE Q16.12 shows the frequency you hear during a 4-second interval. Which of the following describes the sound source? Explain your

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  9. The displacement of a wave traveling in the positive x-direction

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  10. What are the amplitude, frequency, and wavelength of the wave in the given

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