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Unformatted text preview: generate a transverse wave). A longitudinal wave is has 1 a displacement in the same direction of propagation (i.e. compressing the end of a coil spring can generate longitu-dinal waves). Total Points for Problem: 2 Points Solution to On-Line Homework Problem 26.2() Problem: What is the eFect on the speed of wave propagation as the tension in a string is increased, if no other quantities change? Select One of the ±ollowing: (a) The speed is unchanged, since it is determined by whatever causes the wave. (b) The speed decreases. (c-Answer) The speed increases. (d) There is no way to tell what will happen to the speed. Solution As the tension in a string is increased, the speed of wave propagation down the string will increase, and if the tension in the string is decreased, the wave speed will decrease. Total Points for Problem: 1 Points 2...
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