1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data To measure the acceleration due to gravity on a distant planet, an astronaut hangs a 0.060-kg ball from the end of a wire. The wire has a length of 1.5 m and a linear density of 3.1 multiplied by 10-4 kg/m. Using electronic equipment, the astronaut measures the time for a transverse pulse to travel the length of the wire and obtains a value of 0.098 s. The mass of the wire is negligible compared to the mass of the ball. Determine the acceleration due to gravity. m=.06 kg l=1.5m linear density= 3.1 multiplied by 10-4 kg/m t(time)=0.098 s a=? 2. Relevant equations v=d/t v=√ F/linear density F=ma 3. The attempt at a solution v=dt v=1.5 x .098 v=.147 v=√ F/linear density .147=√ F/3.1 multiplied by 10-4 kg/m .0216=F/3.1 multiplied by 10-4 kg/m .0216 x 3.1 multiplied by 10-4 kg/m=F F= 6.699e-6 F=ma 6.699e-6=.06 kg x a a=1.12e-4 my answer was WRONG! Why??