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How do you calculate tension in the string?

  1. Jan 22, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A guitar string with a linear density of 2.0 g/m is stretched between supports that are 60 cm apart. The string is observed to form a standing wave with three antinodes when driven at a frequency of 420 Hz.

    What is the tension in the string?
     
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  3. Jan 22, 2009 #2

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    Please show us what you've tried so far.
     
  4. Jan 22, 2009 #3
    I don't have any formulas to even begin solving the problem. i just know f= v/x an f= 1/period? My book does not have any formulas pertaining to tension and the teacher never taught us this information.
     
  5. Jan 22, 2009 #4

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