A sinusoidal wave in a string is described by the wave function y = 0.150 sin ( 0.800 x − 50.0 t ) where x and y are in meters and t is in seconds. The mass per length of the string is 12.0 g/m. (a) Find the maximum transverse acceleration of an element of this string. (b) Determine the maximum transverse force on a 1.00-cm segment of the string. (c) State how the force found in part (b) compares with the tension in the string.

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A sinusoidal wave in a string is described by the wave function

y = 0.150 sin ( 0.800 x 50.0 t )

where x and y are in meters and t is in seconds. The mass per length of the string is 12.0 g/m. (a) Find the maximum transverse acceleration of an element of this string. (b) Determine the maximum transverse force on a 1.00-cm segment of the string. (c) State how the force found in part (b) compares with the tension in the string.

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