In Fig. 17-30a, string 1 has a linear density of 2.30 g/m, and string 2 has a linear density of 4.10 g/m. They are under tension owing to the hanging block of mass M = 500 g.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

(a) Calculate the wave speed in each string.

m/s (speed in string 1)

m/s (speed in string 2)

(b) The block is now divided into two blocks (with M1 + M2 = M) and the apparatus rearranged as shown in Fig. 17-30b. Find M1 and M2 such that the wave speeds in the two strings are equal.

g (mass of M1)

g (mass of M2)

why wouldn't the speed in string 1 be given by the sqr root of (500*9.8)/(4.1)?

Thanks for any help.

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# Homework Help: Calculate the wave speed in each string

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