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What should be the tension in a wire so that the speed of the transverse wave travelling through it equals the speed of sound?

What should be the tension in a wire so that the speed of the transverse wave travelling through it equals the speed of sound?

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Riddhish Bhalodia
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6 years ago
we know that speed of a transverse wave relates to the force with the following relation
v = \sqrt{\frac{F}{\mu}} \quad where \quad \mu = M/L
Force here is the tension in the wire and soundwaves travel at 340m/s = v
so you can solve it

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