Department of Pre-University Education, KarnatakaPUC Karnataka Science Class 12
Advertisement Remove all ads

Consider two waves passing through the same string. Principle of superposition for displacement says that the net displacement of a particle - Physics

MCQ

Consider two waves passing through the same string. Principle of superposition for displacement says that the net displacement of a particle on the string is sum of the displacements produced by the two waves individually. Suppose we state similar principles for the net velocity of the particle and the net kinetic energy of the particle. Such a principle will be valid for

Options

  • both the velocity and the kinetic energy

  • the velocity but not for the kinetic energy

  • the kinetic energy but not for the velocity

  •  neither the velocity nor the kinetic energy.

Advertisement Remove all ads

Solution

 the velocity but not for the kinetic energy

The principle of superposition is valid only for vector quantities. Velocity is a vector quantity, but kinetic energy is a scalar quantity.

Concept: Principle of Superposition of Waves
  Is there an error in this question or solution?
Advertisement Remove all ads

APPEARS IN

HC Verma Class 11, 12 Concepts of Physics 1
Chapter 15 Wave Motion and Waves on a String
MCQ | Q 13 | Page 322
Advertisement Remove all ads
Advertisement Remove all ads
Share
Notifications

View all notifications


      Forgot password?
View in app×