Waves 8.9: Additional Problem 2

Description

The above simulation shows how two waves can add together to produce a standing wave on a string (position is in centimeters and time is in seconds). The third panel represents the string. The waves in the first two panels have been superimposed to produce the wave in the third panel. 

Question

 Which of the following statements is true? Start

Answer

There is an instant in time when the string does not move.

Reference

See Giancoli-PA: 11-12, Giancoli-SE: 15-9.

Credits

Physlet problem authored by Wolfgang Christian.

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