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Homework Help: Vibrating Strings

  1. Apr 2, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    From the equation of best fit, determine the wave speed, v, for your string.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    So I am supposed to find the speed of a wave using that graph and data. Do I just take the slope and replace the (f/n) in the equation? I feel like that is too simple.

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  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 3, 2016 #2
    your graph is perhaps straight line with y=0 at x=0 so write down the equation for the function- calculate slope at least 2-3 places to avoid error and see how you can get the answer -looks simple as it is a learning exercise.
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