Putting a lot of energy into a transverse pulse will not effect the wavelength, the frequency or the speed of the pulse. The energy imparted to a pulse will only affect the amplitude of that pulse.why is it like that?

  • $\begingroup$ Are you asking about a pulse on a string? $\endgroup$ – Farcher Feb 26 '16 at 7:10
  • $\begingroup$ no i am asking about a sound wave . maybe you can answer for longitudinal waves in general $\endgroup$ – Faiz Iqbal Feb 26 '16 at 7:27
  • $\begingroup$ So where has the transverse pulse come from if you are asking about sound waves in air which are longitudinal waves? $\endgroup$ – Farcher Feb 26 '16 at 7:39
  • $\begingroup$ from vibrations $\endgroup$ – Faiz Iqbal Feb 26 '16 at 8:30
  • $\begingroup$ It's like that for every type of wave, until it enters a nonlinear regime. what does that suggest to you? $\endgroup$ – Peter Diehr Feb 26 '16 at 10:18

I guest it is because the elasticity modulus is constant in your medium. Change this and the frequency is going to change. Ex: medical ultrasonic imagery.


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