## Question

The amplitude of a wave disturbance propagating in the positive x-direction is given by at time *t* = 0 and by at t = 2 seconds, where *x* and *y* are in metres. The shape of the wave disturbance does not change during the propagation. The velocity of the wave is:

### Solution

Writing the general expression for *y* in terms of *x* as:

Comparing with the given equation we get, 2*v* = 1 or *v* = **0.5 m/s**.

#### SIMILAR QUESTIONS

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