Problem 17.14: Determine the properties of a standing wave on a taut string

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The animation shows a portion of a standing wave on a taut string (position is given in centimeters and time is given in seconds). Restart.

  1. What is the speed of a wave traveling to the right on this string?
  2. Write an equation for the height of the string as a function of both position and time. That is, write a formula for y(x, t).

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