With what tension ft must she stretch that portion of the string?

By Allen Kazadi
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A cellist tunes the C string of her instrument to a fundamental frequency of 65.4 Hz. The vibrating portion of the string is 0.590 m long and has a mass of 15.0 g.
(a) Calculate the wavelength corresponding to this fundamental frequency?
(b) Calculate the wave speed.
(c) With what tension must the musician stretch the string?

Answer:

a. \lambda = 1.18 \ m

b. v = 77.172 \ m/s

c. T = 151.41 \ N

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