Unformatted text preview: ssary to set up any new integrations.) (a) How long does it take for a wave pulse to
travel halfway up the rope? (Give your answer as a fraction of the quantity 2√L /g.) (b) A pulse starts traveling
up the rope. How far has it traveled after a time √L /g ?
62. Determine the speed and direction of propagation of
each of the following sinusoidal waves, assuming that x
is measured in meters and t in seconds:
(a) y 0.60 cos(3.0x 15t 2)
(b) y 0.40 cos(3.0x 15t 2)
(c) y 1.2 sin(15t 2.0x)
(d) y 0.20 sin(12t x/2
) 63. Review Problem. An aluminum wire under zero tension at room temperature is clamped at each end. The
tension in the wire is increased by reducing the temperature, which results in a decrease in the wire’s equilibrium length. What strain ( L /L) results in a transverse
wave speed of 100 m/s? Take the cross-sectional area of
the wire to be 5.00 10 6 m2, the density of the material to be 2.70 103 kg/m3, and Young’s modulus to be
7.00 1010 N/m2 .
64. (a) Show that the speed of longitudinal waves along a
spring of force constant k is v √kL / , where L is the
unstretched length of the spring and is the mass per
unit length. (b) A spring with a mass of 0.400 kg has an
unstretched length of 2.00 m and a force constant of
100 N/m. Using the result you obtained in (a), determine the speed of longitudinal waves along this spring.
65. A string of length L consists of two sections: The left
half has mass per unit length
0/2, whereas the
right half has a mass per unit length
Tension in the string is T0 . Notice from the data given
that this string has the same total mass as a uniform
string of length L and of mass per unit length 0 .
(a) Find the speeds v and v at which transverse wave
pulses travel in the two sections. Express the speeds in
terms of T0 and 0 , and also as multiples of the speed
v 0 (T0 / 0)1/2. (b) Find the time required for a pulse
to travel from one end of the string to the other. Give
your result as a multiple of t 0 L /v 0 .
66. A wave pulse traveling along a string of linear mass density is described by the relationship
y [A0e bx] sin(kx t) where the factor in brackets before the sine function is
said to be the amplitude. (a) What is the power (x)
carried by this wave at a point x ? (b) What is the power
carried by this wave at the origin? (c) Compute the ratio
67. An earthquake on the ocean ﬂoor in the Gulf of Alaska
produces a tsunami (sometimes called a “tidal wave”)
that reaches Hilo, Hawaii, 4 450 km away, in a time of
9 h 30 min. Tsunamis have enormous wavelengths
(100 – 200 km), and the propagation speed of these
waves is v √gd , where d is the average depth of the water. From the information given, ﬁnd the average wave
speed and the average ocean depth between Alaska and
Hawaii. (This method was used in 1856 to estimate the
average depth of the Paciﬁc Ocean long before soundings were made to obtain direct measurements.) 518 CHAPTER 16 Wave Motion ANSWERS TO QUICK QUIZZES
16.1 (a) It is longitudinal because the disturbance (the shift
of position) is parallel to the direction in which the wave
travels. (b) It is transverse because the people stand up
and sit down (vertical motion), whereas the wave moves
either to the left or to the right (motion perpendicular
to the disturbance).
1 cm 16.3 Only answers (f) and (h) are correct. (a) and (b) affect
the transverse speed of a particle of the string, but not
the wave speed along the string. (c) and (d) change the
amplitude. (e) and (g) increase the time by decreasing
the wave speed.
16.4 The transverse speed increases because v y, max
2 fA. The wave speed does not change because it depends only on the tension and mass per length of the
string, neither of which has been modiﬁed. The wavelength must decrease because the wave speed v
f remains constant....
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