Waves 8.9: Additional Problem 3

Description

The above simulation shows disturbances on two identical strings (position is in centimeters and time is in seconds).  

Question

What is the tension in the second string if the tension in the first string is 500 N? Start

Answer

The tension in the bottom string is four times that of the top string.

Reference

See Giancoli-PA: 11-11, Giancoli-SE: 15-6.

Credits

Physlet problem authored by Wolfgang Christian.

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