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What's the difference between Area Density and Linear Density?

  1. Feb 25, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    It's for our termpaper thing and i can't get any reliable sources on the net, so might get a shot at asking it here, What are the Differences between Area and Linear Density?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Feb 25, 2012 #2


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    Area density is the mass per unit area, and linear density is the mass per unit length. The former applies in a 2D situation, and the latter in a 1D situation.
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