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Waves: two parallel wires how much time til the waves will pass each other

  1. Jan 13, 2009 #1
    help fast Waves: two parallel wires how much time til the waves will pass each other

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Two wires are parallel, and one is directly above the other. Each has a length of 40.9 m and a mass per unit length of 0.0208 kg/m. However, the tension in wire A is 51.5 x 102 N, while the tension in wire B is 1.13 x 102 N. Transverse wave pulses are generated simultaneously, one at the left end of wire A and one at the right end of wire B. The pulses travel toward each other. How much time does it take until the pulses pass each other?


    2. Relevant equations

    V = sqroot {F/(M/F)}

    3. The attempt at a solution

    i solved for both velocities of each rope and than got stuck from there
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2009
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