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Question about sound

  1. Dec 4, 2008 #1
    What is the reason that catgut strings on some musical instruments are wrapped with fine wire?
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  3. Dec 4, 2008 #2


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    The frequency of the string depends on the tension and the mass of the string.
    You can change the mass by adding extra wire, you can also change the maximum tension by choosing a different material.
  4. Dec 4, 2008 #3


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    It looks like someone is doing a section on sound in their physics class.
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