lacey asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 5 months ago

What does the speed of propagation of the wave/pulse depend on?

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  • Vaman
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    It depends on the dispersive properties of the medium. In vacuum the pulse travels as a pulse. But in the air, pulse gets elongated too much. The signal information is lost. The property is related to the group velocity.

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  • Todd
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Medium. The light has been stopped in a super cooled medium. Kind of fun huh?

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  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    The medium it's travelling through.

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  • JOHN
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    The speed of a wave along a taut string, v, is given by

    v = sqrt(T/ρ),

    where T is the string's tension and ρ its linear density.

    If the wave is travelling through a gas or elastic solid,

    the same fomula applies but T is replaced by M, the

    material's bulk modulus and ρ by its volume density.

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    What sort of wave/pulse? In a solid? Or liquid? Or a gas? On a string? On a spring?

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    the material of the wave and the surrounding medium

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