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Propagation Velocity of Transverse Waves

  1. Aug 10, 2011 #1
    A steel wire of radius 0.65 mm is subject to a tension of 11.29 N. Steel has a volume mass density of 7800 kg/m3. Find the velocity of propagation of transverse waves on this wire, in m/s.

    I found the cross sectional area of the wire but I am not sure where to go from there. I know I need to convert the volume mass density to linear mass density so I can use the formula
    Cw=sqrt(Tension/linear mass density).
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  3. Aug 10, 2011 #2

    Doc Al

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    Find the volume of one meter of the wire, then its mass.
  4. Aug 10, 2011 #3
    Thank You
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