Thread: Standing Wave?
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May2-07, 09:37 AM
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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Question: Standing Waves:

A steel wire in a piano has a length of 0.7000m and a mass of 4.300 x 10^-3 kg. To what tension must this wire be stretched in order that the fundamental vibration correspond to middle C (fc=261.6 Hz on the chromatic musical scale)?

2. Relevant equations

f1=v/wave1 = v/2L

3. The attempt at a solution

v=2Lf1= (.7000m)(261.6Hz)= 183.12 m/s
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