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Two waves traveling along a stretched string have the same frequency, but one transports 2.5 times the power of the other. What is the ratio of the amplitudes of the two waves?

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Physics 101 Mechanics

Physics 102 Electricity and Magnetism

Chapter 15

Wave Motion

Periodic Motion

Mechanical Waves

Electromagnetic Waves

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In physics, electromagnetic radiation (EM radiation or EMR) refers to the waves (or their quanta, photons) of the electromagnetic field, propagating (radiating) through space, carrying electromagnetic radiant energy. It includes radio waves, microwaves, infrared, (visible) light, ultraviolet, X-rays, and gamma rays. Electromagnetic waves of different frequency are called by different names since they have different sources and effects on matter. In order of increasing frequency and decreasing wavelength these are: radio waves, microwaves, infrared radiation, visible light, ultraviolet radiation, X-rays and gamma rays.

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is this question. We have two waves that travel or learns the same string that they have the same frequency but one transport 2.5 times the power of the other. And we want to find the ratio of the empty, too. So, uh, we know that that's the intensity of the wave is proportional to the power. So power equals intensity times surface area. So but then we know that intensity is proportional to the inverse square off the aptitude. So from these, we can tell that the empty tubes a one over a two are actually let's assume a tree to be the larger one. So a two over a one equals the square root off peach, you overpay one, which is the square root of 2.5, and that is 1.6.

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