1. Not finding help here? Sign up for a free 30min tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Determining Tension

  1. Feb 10, 2010 #1
    The question is A harmonic wave in a wire has amplitude 6.32mm, wavelength 2.99m, and frequency 157hz. The propagation speed of the wave is 469.43 m/s
    The wire has a linear mass density of 11 g/m.
    How do I determine the wire's tension?

    I can't figure out what equation to use.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 10, 2010 #2

    rl.bhat

    User Avatar
    Homework Helper

    Hi Seablew4, welcome to PF.
    Velocity in the wire V = sqrt(T/m).
    Neglect the other data.
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook




Similar Discussions: Determining Tension
  1. Determining tension (Replies: 9)

  2. Determine the tension (Replies: 5)

Loading...