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CH. 14 Tutorial MasterPHY - B. The wavelength is unchanged...

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Part A If the period of the oscillator doubles, what happens to the wavelength and wave speed? A. The wavelength doubles but the wave speed is unchanged. B. The wavelength is unchanged but the wave speed doubles. C. The wavelength is halved but the wave speed is unchanged. A Correct Part B If the amplitude of the oscillator doubles, what happens to the wavelength and wave speed? A. The wavelength doubles but the wave speed is unchanged.
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Unformatted text preview: B. The wavelength is unchanged but the wave speed doubles. C. Both wavelength and wave speed are unchanged. C Correct As you have discovered, when waves travel along a string, the wave speed remains unchanged, unless the properties of the string are changed. The wavelength can be varied only by changing the frequency, or alternatively the period, of the oscillator that creates the waves....
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course PHY 122 taught by Professor Svetlana during the Winter '07 term at Cal Poly Pomona.

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