## A small wave pulse and a large wave pulse approach each other on a string; the large pulse is moving to the right. Sometime after the

Question

A small wave pulse and a large wave pulse approach each other on a string; the large pulse is moving to the right.
Sometime after the pulses have met and passed each other, which of the following statements is correct? (More than one answer may be correct)
– the large pulse continues moving to the right
– the large pulse continues unchanged, moving to the right
– the small pulse is reflected and moves off to the right with a smaller amplitude
– the small pulse is reflected and moves off to the right with its original amplitude
– the two pulses combine into a single pulse moving to the right

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6 months 2021-08-09T20:35:09+00:00 1 Answers 10 views 0

the large amplitude wave keeps moving to the right

the small amplitude wave continues to move to the left.

When checking the answers, the correct ones are 1, 2

Explanation:

The waves fulfill the principle of superposition, which states that the value of the function at a point is the algebraic sum of the waves at a given instant.

The two waves in this exercise travel in the opposite direction, so when they are close, the resulting wave is the sum of the two waves, having a complicated shape. But when the waves follow their movement, they give in the same way as the initial a,

the large amplitude wave keeps moving to the right

the small amplitude wave continues to move to the left.

When checking the answers, the correct ones are 1, 2