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Quantitative Problem 20.10

by dsptl
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dsptl
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Jan19-09, 08:02 PM
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A rope with a total mass of 25.0 kg is tied to a tree on one side of a 125 meter wide ravine, and you're pulling on the other end of the rope with a force of 415 N. If you pluck the rope, how long will it take the pulse to travel across the ravine to the tree?

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LowlyPion
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Jan19-09, 08:16 PM
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wave#Pr...hrough_strings
dsptl
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Jan19-09, 08:32 PM
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yes I have already tried that and I got 2.74sec but in MasteringPhysics it gives me wrong.......

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hage567
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Jan19-09, 08:43 PM
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Quantitative Problem 20.10

Show your calculation so we can see what you did.
dsptl
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Jan19-09, 08:54 PM
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So, u = 25/125 = 1/5 kg/m
So, T = sqrt(415 kg m/s^2 / (1/5 kg/m)) = sqrt( 415*5 m^2/s^2) = sqrt(2075) m/s = 45.55 m/s

then I did t = d/v = 125m/45.55m/s = 2.74sec
LowlyPion
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Jan19-09, 11:06 PM
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Your calculation looks correct. I can only suggest that there is a question of precision in accepting your answer.
dsptl
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Jan20-09, 08:15 AM
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i have only one trial left and i don't wanna take risk...please suggest me an answer


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