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I know this question is meant to be simple but how do you determine the wavelength of the string?

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I know this question is meant to be simple but how do you determine the wavelength of the string?

Thank you.

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Once you know the wave velocity you can get the wave length from that and the frequency.

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HallsofIvy said:

Once you know the wave velocity you can get the wave length from that and the frequency.

The linear density has units of kg/m, right? So v = 10/0.1^(1/2) = 10m/s. But when this is substituted into v=wavelength*f, the wavelength is 1.05, which doesn't make sense.

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[itex]

v= \sqrt \frac{T}{m}

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where m=mass per unit length.

Now apply v=f(Wavelength) to get the answer

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I misread the tension (it was meant to be 1N).

Thanks guys.

Thanks guys.

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