# Simple wave problem

1. Jan 25, 2005

### mathlete

There is a tranverse wave induced in a rope with density $$\mu_1$$ with velocity $$v_1$$. It reaches a rope of different density $$\mu_2$$. What is the speed of the wave in the new medium, $$v_2$$. This is pretty simple but I just don't know what equation to start with.

2. Jan 25, 2005

### vincentchan

$$c = \sqrt{T/\mu}$$ c is wave speed and T is tension on the string

3. Jan 25, 2005

### mathlete

Thank you very much, I feel pretty stupid now :)