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Waves in playing a violin

  1. Nov 20, 2009 #1

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    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A violin string has a length of 0.35m and is tuned to concert G (a frequency of 392Hz). Where must the violionist place her finger to play concert A, with a frequency of 440Hz?

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    3. The attempt at a solution

    I used v= frequency * wavelength and found the velocity, then found the wavelength for concert A and devided by 2. Is this the right method?
     
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  3. Nov 20, 2009 #2

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    Re: Waves

    Depends on what you used for wavelength. If you used 2*0.35, then yes, it's correct.
     
  4. Nov 20, 2009 #3

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    Re: Waves

    So would the answer be 0.624m?
     
  5. Nov 20, 2009 #4
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    I wouldn't think so. The violin sting itself is only 0.35m, your answer is nearly double it's length!
     
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