Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics (3rd Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321740904
ISBN 13: 978-0-32174-090-8

Chapter 20 - Traveling Waves - Exercises and Problems - Page 589: 60


$v = \sqrt{\frac{Mg~sin(\theta)}{\mu}}$

Work Step by Step

The tension in the string is equal to the component of the block's weight directed down the slope. We can find the tension in the string as: $T = Mg~sin(\theta)$ We can find an expression for the speed of the waves on the string as: $v = \sqrt{\frac{T}{\mu}}$ $v = \sqrt{\frac{Mg~sin(\theta)}{\mu}}$
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