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Homework Help: Melde's Lab questions

  1. May 1, 2006 #1
    This lab is basically the relationship between frequency and tension for a standing wave. One question I have though. In the lab I'm doing it states, "Calculate the linear density and determine it experimentally..." Calculating it is no problem, but how can I determine it experimentally? We never weighed or measured the total length of the string so I don't see how this can be done
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  3. May 1, 2006 #2

    Andrew Mason

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    You have to weigh the string and measure its length.

  4. May 1, 2006 #3
    Thats what I thought and we never made those measurements. Time to yell at the teacher.
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