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Homework Help: Waves on a string

  1. Jun 19, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A string of length L is stretched horizontally between two fixed points. When the string is plucked vertically, standing waves can be formed on the string. Which of the following statements are true about this situation?
    True False The waves on the string are transverse waves
    True False The highest resonant frequency is called the fundamental
    True False Each end of the string must be a node
    True False The middle of the string can never be a node or an antinode
    True False It is possible for half a wavelength to fill the length of the string

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Answers are in bold, from reading through the chapter in my book i was able to come up with those answers, now the website says im wrong but it doesnt tell me which one is wrong. Can any1 maybe help lead me in the right direction?

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  3. Jun 19, 2007 #2


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    The second one is false.

    The fundamental note has the longest wavelength and therefore the lowest frequency.
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