 15.1E: The speed of sound in air at 20o C is 344 m/s. (a) What is the wave...
 15.2DQ: Under a tension F, it takes 2.00 s for a pulse to travel the length...
 15.2E: BIO Audible Sound. Provided the amplitude is sufficiently great, th...
 15.3DQ: What kinds of energy are associated with waves on a stretched strin...
 15.3E: Tsunami! On December 26, 2004, a great earthquake occurred off the ...
 15.4DQ: The amplitude of a wave decreases gradually as the wave travels dow...
 15.4E: BIO Ultrasound Imaging. Sound having frequencies above the range of...
 15.5DQ: For the wave motions discussed in this chapter, does the speed of p...
 15.5E: (a) ?Audible wavelengths. The range of audible frequencies is from ...
 15.6DQ: The speed of ocean waves depends on the depth of the water; the dee...
 15.6E: A fisherman notices that his boat is moving up and down periodicall...
 15.7DQ: Is it possible to have a longitudinal wave on a stretched string? W...
 15.7E: Transverse waves on a string have wave speed 8.00 m/s, amplitude 0....
 15.8DQ: An echo is sound reflected from a distant object, such as a wall or...
 15.8E: A certain transverse wave is described by Determine the wave’s (a) ...
 15.9DQ: Why do you see lightning before you hear the thunder? A familiar ru...
 15.9E: CALC ?Which of the following wave functions satisfies the wave equa...
 15.10DQ: For transverse waves on a string, is the wave speed the same as the...
 15.10E: A water wave traveling in a straight line on a lake is described by...
 15.11DQ: Children make toy telephones by sticking each end of a long siring ...
 15.11E: A sinusoidal wave is propagating along a stretched string that lies...
 15.12DQ: The four strings on a violin have different thicknesses, but are al...
 15.12E: CALC Speed of Propagation vs. Particle Speed. ?(a) Show that Eq. (1...
 15.13DQ: A sinusoidal wave can be described by a cosine function, which is n...
 15.13E: A transverse wave on a string has amplitude 0.300 cm, wavelength 12...
 15.14DQ: Two strings of different mass per unit length µ1 and µ2 are tied to...
 15.14E: A wave on a string is described by y(x, t) = A cos(kx – ?t). (a) Gr...
 15.15DQ: A long rope with mass ?m is suspended from the ceiling and hangs ve...
 15.15E: One end of a horizontal rope is attached to a prong of an electrica...
 15.16DQ: In a transverse wave on a string, the motion of the string is perpe...
 15.16E: With what tension must a rope with length 2.50 m and mass 0.120 kg ...
 15.17DQ: Both wave intensity and gravitation obey inversesquare laws. Do th...
 15.17E: The upper end of a 3.80mlong steel wire is fastened to the ceilin...
 15.18DQ: Energy can be transferred along a string by wave motion. However, i...
 15.18E: A 1.50m string of weight 0.0125 N is tied to the ceiling at its up...
 15.19DQ: Can a standing wave be produced on a string by superposing two wave...
 15.19E: A thin, 75.0cm wire has a mass of 16.5 g. One end is tied to a nai...
 15.20DQ: If you stretch a rubber band and pluck it, you hear a (somewhat) mu...
 15.20E: Weighty Rope. ?If in Example 15.3 (Section 15.4) we do ?not ?neglec...
 15.21DQ: A musical interval of an ?octave corresponds to a factor of 2 in fr...
 15.21E: A simple harmonic oscillator at the point x = 0 generates a wave on...
 15.22DQ: By touching a string lightly at its center while bowing, a violinis...
 15.22E: A piano wire with mass 3.00 g and length 80.0 cm is stretched with ...
 15.23DQ: As we discussed in Section 15.1, water waves are a combination of l...
 15.23E: A horizontal wire is stretched with a tension of 94.0 N, and the sp...
 15.24DQ: Violins are short instruments, while cellos and basses are long. In...
 15.24E: A light wire is tightly stretched with tension F. Transverse travel...
 15.25DQ: What is the purpose of the frets on a guitar? In terms of the frequ...
 15.25E: ?A jet plane at takeoff can produce sound of intensity \(10.0 \math...
 15.26E: Threshold of Pain. You are investigating the report of a UFO landin...
 15.27E: Energy Output. By measurement you determine that sound waves are sp...
 15.28E: A fellow student with a mathematical bent tells you that the wave f...
 15.29E: At a distance of 7.00 X 1012 m from a star, the intensity of the ra...
 15.30E: Reflection.? A wave pulse on a string has the dimensions shown in ?...
 15.31E: Reflection. A wave pulse on a string has the dimensions shown in ?F...
 15.32E: Interference of Triangular Pulses. Two triangular wave pulses are t...
 15.33E: Suppose that the lefttraveling pulse in Exercise 15.32 is ?below t...
 15.34E: Two pulses are moving in opposite directions at 1.0 cm/s on a taut ...
 15.35E: Interference of Rectangular Pulses. Figure E15.35 shows two rectang...
 15.36E: CALC Adjacent antinodes of a standing wave on a string are 15.0 cm ...
 15.37E: Standing waves on a wire are described by Eq. (15.28), with The lef...
 15.38E: CALC Wave Equation and Standing Waves. (a) Prove by direct substitu...
 15.39E: CALC L et is also a solution to the wave equation.
 15.40E: A 1.50mlong rope is stretched between two supports with a tension...
 15.41E: A wire with mass 40.0 g is stretched so that its ends are tied down...
 15.42E: A piano tuner stretches a steel piano wire with a tension of 800 N....
 15.43E: CALC A thin, taut string tied at both ends and oscillating in its t...
 15.44E: The wave function of a standing wave is y(x, t) = 4.44 mm sin[(32.5...
 15.45E: Consider again the rope and traveling wave. Assume that the ends of...
 15.46E: One string of a certain musical instrument is 75.0 cm long and has ...
 15.47E: The portion of the string of a certain musical instrument between t...
 15.48E: (a) A horizontal string tied at both ends is vibrating in its funda...
 15.49E: Guitar String. One of the 63.5cmlong strings of an ordinary guita...
 15.50E: Waves on a Stick. A flexible stick 2.0 m long is not fixed in any w...
 15.51P: CALC A transverse sine wave with an amplitude of 2.50 mm and a wave...
 15.52P: A transverse wave on a rope is given by y(x, t) = (0.750 cm) cos?[(...
 15.53P: Three pieces of string, each of length L, are joined together end t...
 15.54P: A 1750N irregular beam is hanging horizontally by its ends from th...
 15.55P: Ant Joy Ride. You place your pet ant Klyde (mass ?m?) on top of a h...
 15.56P: Weightless Ant. An ant with mass ?m is standing peacefully on top o...
 15.57P: When a transverse sinusoidal wave is present on a string, the parti...
 15.58P: Music. You are designing a twostring instrument with metal strings...
 15.59P: The lower end of a uniform bar of mass 45.0 kg is attached to a wal...
 15.60P: CP You are exploring a newly discovered planet. The radius of the p...
 15.61P: For a string stretched between two supports, two successive standin...
 15.62P: CP A 5.00m, 0.732kg wire is used to support two uniform 235N po...
 15.63P: A 1.80mlong uniform bar that weighs 536 N is suspended in a horiz...
 15.64P: A continuous succession of sinusoidal wave pulses are produced at o...
 15.65P: (a) Explain why any wave described by a function of the form ?y?(?x...
 15.66P: CP ?A vertical, 1.20m length of 18gauge (diameter of 1.024 mm) co...
 15.67P: (a) Show that Eq. (15.25) can also be written as where ?k ? s the w...
 15.69P: sinusoidal transverse wave travels on a string. The string has leng...
 15.70P: Energy in a Triangular Pulse. A triangular wave pulse on a taut str...
 15.71P: CALC Instantaneous Power in a Wave. ?(a) Graph y(x, t) as given by ...
 15.72P: A vibrating string 50.0 cm long is under a tension of 1.00 N. The r...
 15.73P: Clothesline Nodes. ?Cousin Throckmorton is once again playing with ...
 15.74P: CALC A guitar string is vibrating in its fundamental mode, with nod...
 15.75P: CALC ?A string that lies along the +xaxis has a free end at x= 0. ...
 15.76P: A string with both ends held fixed is vibrating in its third harmon...
 15.77P: A uniform cylindrical steel wire, 55.0 cm long and 1.14 mm in diame...
 15.78P: Holding Up Under Stress. A string or rope will break apart if it is...
 15.79P: A guitar string of length L is plucked in such a way that the total...
 15.80P: When a massive aluminum sculpture is hung from a steel wire, the fu...
 15.81P: CP A large rock that weighs 164.0 N is suspended from the lower end...
 15.82P: Tuning an Instrument. A musician tunes the Cstring of her instrume...
 15.83P: One type of steel has a density of 7.8 × 103 kg/m3 and a breaking s...
 15.84CP: CP CALC A deepsea diver is suspended beneath the surface of Loch ...
 15.85CP: CALC ?(a) Show that for a wave on a string, the kinetic energy per ...
Solutions for Chapter 15: Mechanical Waves
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Solutions for Chapter 15: Mechanical Waves
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Waves can occur when ever a system is disturbed from equilibrium and when the disturbance can travel, orpropagate, from one region of the system to another.
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