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## Homework Statement

After plotting a graph with frequency (f) of a wire on the y-axis and tension (C-Clamps) on the x-axis, a root curve was obtained. If the trend of the line is maintained, does it pass through the origin? Should it?

Note: graph attached

## Homework Equations

f is proportional to square root of T

## The Attempt at a Solution

I said that the curve would not pass through the origin if the line was hypothetically extended, as the wire can still vibrate at a specific frequency without any tension. Therefore, the y-intercept of the curve would represent the natural frequency of the wire.

I still feel like this response is wrong, however, because when I plotted a graph of f^2 vs T, the resulting line passed through the origin. But based on the f vs T graph, it doesn't look like it would pass through the origin. I also do not know for sure if the y-intercept of the curve represents the natural frequency of the wire and if the line should pass through the origin.