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11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300

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11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300
Textbook Problem

Identify each of the following waves as either transverse or longitudinal: (a) The waves on a plucked guitar string. (b) The sound waves produced by a vibrating guitar string. (c) The waves on a spring with its end pumped back and forth along the spring’s length.

a)

To determine
To identify whether the waves on a plucked guitar is transverse or longitudinal.

Explanation

The wave on which the elements of the medium undergo displacements parallel to the direction of wave motion is called longitudinal wave.

The wave on which the elements of the medium undergo displacements perpendicul...

b)

To determine
To identify whether the sound waves produced by a vibrating guitar string is transverse or longitudinal.

c)

To determine
To identify whether the waves on a spring with its end pumped back and forth along the springs length is transverse or longitudinal.

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