velocity of a wave
The velocity of a wave in deep water is V = K*sqrt(L/C+C/L) where K and C are known positive constants. What is the length of the wave that gives the minimum velocity?
I'm not sure how to really start this one? (Crying) All I can think is that we want the result of the square root to be as small as possible, right?
Any tips greatly appreciated.
I am not sure, but isn't the velocity at its minimum when the acceleration (derivate of velocity) is zero?
In this case you would differentiate V = K*sqrt(L/C+C/L) with respect to the length L (since C and K are constant)
That does sound correct, thank you very much.