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What is the velocity of transverse waves traveling along a thin copper wire of length 50 cm and mass 1 gram, if it is stretched by a weight of 4 kg? (a) 60 m/s (b) 90 m/s (c) 110 m/s (d) 140 m/s

What is the velocity of transverse waves traveling along a thin copper wire of length 50 cm and mass 1 gram, if it is stretched by a weight of 4 kg?

(a) 60 m/s

(b) 90 m/s

(c) 110 m/s

(d) 140 m/s

Grade:12

2 Answers

Saurabh Koranglekar
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2 years ago
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Vikas TU
14149 Points
2 years ago
 the speed of the wave is determined by the properties of the string—that is, the tension F and the mass per unit length m/L, according to Equation 16.2. We see, then, that the two speeds, vwave and vparticle, are not the same. String I and string II have the same length.

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