(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A 2kg mass is suspended from a stell wire with a diameter 1mm and a length 0.75m. Caclulate the speed of the transverse wave along the wire.

2. Relevant equations

v = root(FL/mass)

where F - force of tension, L - length of wire, mass is mass.

3. The attempt at a solution

When I calculate this using the equation in the book I get v = 2.7m/s.

However this fails to take into account the diameter (cross sectional area of the string). Is this correct?

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# Homework Help: Speed of a transverse wave along a wire?

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