A sinusoidal wave traveling on a string has a period of 0.18 s, a wavelength of 31 cm, and an amplitude of 3.0 cm. What is the speed of this wave?a) 10 cm/s b) 17 cm/s c) 170 cm/s d) 340 cm/s
The formula for the speed of a wave is:
`s = lambda/T`
where `s` is the speed of the wave
`lambda` is the wavelength
`T ` is the period
Then, substitute the given values to the formula.
`s = lambda/T = 31/0.18 = 172.22` cm/s
Among the choices the nearest value is 170 cm/s.
Hence, the speed of the wave is (c.)170 cm/s.