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Homework Help: Simple wave problem

  1. Jan 25, 2005 #1
    There is a tranverse wave induced in a rope with density [tex]\mu_1[/tex] with velocity [tex]v_1[/tex]. It reaches a rope of different density [tex]\mu_2[/tex]. What is the speed of the wave in the new medium, [tex]v_2[/tex]. This is pretty simple but I just don't know what equation to start with.
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  3. Jan 25, 2005 #2
    [tex] c = \sqrt{T/\mu} [/tex] c is wave speed and T is tension on the string
  4. Jan 25, 2005 #3
    Thank you very much, I feel pretty stupid now :)
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