1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data The wire cable supporting the mast of a sailboat has a length of 12 m and a linear mass density of 350 g/m. When pushed sideways at its midpoint with a force of 160 N, the cable deflects by 9.5 cm. What is the frequency of the fundamental mode of vibrations on this cable? 2. Relevant equations λn.fn=v and velocity:v=sqrt(T/μ) , lemda λn=2L/n and L= length of string fn=n/2L . sqrt(T/μ) fundamental≡ the first mode ⇒ n=1 3. The attempt at a solution for n=1 f=1/(2*12) .sqrt (160/0.35) =0.89 Hz but it is incorrect why??