Problem: A transverse harmonic wave has wavelength of 2.6 m and propagates to the right with a speed of 14.3 m/s. The amplitude of the wave is 0.11 m, and its displacement at t = 0 and x = 0 is 0.11 m. a) What is the wavenumber, k, of this wave? b) What is the angular frequency of this wave? c) Write the equation for this wave.

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A transverse harmonic wave has wavelength of 2.6 m and propagates to the right with a speed of 14.3 m/s. The amplitude of the wave is 0.11 m, and its displacement at t = 0 and x = 0 is 0.11 m.

a) What is the wavenumber, k, of this wave?

b) What is the angular frequency of this wave?

c) Write the equation for this wave.

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