Problem 17.10: Determine the properties of the traveling wave

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  1. Measure the frequency, wavelength, and period of the wave (position is given in centimeters and time is given in seconds).
  2. Verify that the speed of the wave crest is wavelength times frequency.
  3. Write down a formula for the wave as a function of both distance and time. That is, write a formula for y(x, t).


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