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String Tension

  1. Apr 28, 2004 #1
    I know that the tension of a string is Inversely proportional to the length. obviously this is shown as T=k/L, where t is the tension; k is the constant; and L is the length. My question is; What is the constant? I would also appreciate anything else loosely related to the topic. Thank you.
     
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  3. Apr 28, 2004 #2
    Upon quantization of the string, the characteristic string length L is related to the string "tension" T (the characteristic energy scale) by L=1/(sqrt{pi*T}).
     
  4. May 7, 2004 #3
    What is responsible for the tension along a string? Is the tension you equated above the average tension along the string? Could tension change along the string?
     
  5. May 9, 2004 #4
    Isn't the length a constant? How do you find T?
     
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