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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Hi,

I'm having some trouble with an equation: v=sqrt(F/μ). If I understand correctly, F corresponds to the tension in both ends of the rope. I'm calculating the wave speed for a vertical rope with mass as well as a weight tied to the bottom. It's also tied to the ceiling. This makes the tensions at both ends different. I don't know what I'm supposed to do. It doesn't appear I can use the beginning equation. If anybody could please help, I'd be very appreciative. Thank you.

David

I'm having some trouble with an equation: v=sqrt(F/μ). If I understand correctly, F corresponds to the tension in both ends of the rope. I'm calculating the wave speed for a vertical rope with mass as well as a weight tied to the bottom. It's also tied to the ceiling. This makes the tensions at both ends different. I don't know what I'm supposed to do. It doesn't appear I can use the beginning equation. If anybody could please help, I'd be very appreciative. Thank you.

David