Physics Help Forum How to find tension given pulse equation?

 Periodic and Circular Motion Periodic and Circular Motion Physics Help Forum

 Dec 3rd 2015, 09:20 PM #1 Junior Member   Join Date: Dec 2015 Posts: 3 How to find tension given pulse equation? A transverse pulse is propagating on a 2.0 m long string of mass 50 g. The pulse is described by the equation: y(x,t)=pi/(pi+(3x/2+pi(t))^2) , with x and y in meters, and t in seconds. Find the tension in the string.
 Dec 4th 2015, 06:26 AM #2 Physics Team     Join Date: Jun 2010 Location: Morristown, NJ USA Posts: 2,333 The equation to use that relates tension in the string to velocity of propagation is: You can take the time derivative of your y(x,t) formula to find v as a functioj of x and t. However, I must say your equation is a bit confusing. What you wrote is this: Do you really mean to suggest that pi is a function of t?

 Tags equation, find, pulse, tension

 Thread Tools Display Modes Linear Mode

 Similar Physics Forum Discussions Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post brin Kinematics and Dynamics 5 Oct 13th 2015 05:48 AM mckenzie Kinematics and Dynamics 1 Jan 24th 2011 09:01 AM bwill Kinematics and Dynamics 1 Nov 3rd 2009 11:12 PM moodylurker08 Kinematics and Dynamics 5 Sep 19th 2009 01:58 AM tufan Quantum Physics 0 Apr 11th 2009 12:42 PM