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Tension in a rope wavelength

  1. Jul 24, 2007 #1
    We increase the tension in a rope keeping the frequency of oscillation at the end of the rope the same. What effect does ths have on the wavelength of the wave produced?

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    If the tension of the rope is increased and the frequency is kept constant then the speed of the wave will increase and the wavelength of the wave will decrease.
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  3. Jul 24, 2007 #2


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    Yes, speed of sound in a solid increases with stiffness, and so with tension.
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