Lesson: Propagation of Waves along a String
In this lesson, we will learn how to relate the propagation characteristics of waves along strings with strings' linear mass densities and tensions.
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Worksheet: 25 Questions • 5 Videos
A string with a linear mass density of 0.0060 kg/m is tied to the ceiling and a mass of 20 kg is tied to the free end of the string. The string is plucked, sending a pulse down the string. Find the speed of the pulse down the string.
A string is 3.00 m long with a mass of 5.00 g. The string is held taut with a tension of 500.00 N applied to the string. A pulse is sent down the string. How long does it take the pulse to travel the 3.00 m of the string? Give your answer in milliseconds.
At what speed does the wave propagate along the string?
What is the wave number of the wave?
What is the angular frequency of the wave?