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Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics
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A sinusoidal wave travels along a stretched string. A particle on the string has a maximum speed of 2.0 m/s and a maximum acceleration of 200 m/s2. What are the frequency and amplitude of the wave?

The frequency of the wave is

The amplitude of the wave is,

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Step by Step Solution

Step 1: Given data

The string has a maximum speed of

The string has a maximum acceleration of

Step 2: Determination of frequency

The maximum speed can be written by,

The maximum acceleration can be expressed by,

According to the question, we can write,

Step 3: Determination of amplitude 

The frequency of the wave can be obtained by,

Now, the amplitude of the wave can be determined by the expression of maximum speed,

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