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Posted by Eden on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 10:03pm.

A ski gondola is connected to the top of a hill by a steel cable of length 720 m and diameter 1.3 cm. As the gondola comes to the end of its run, it bumps into the terminal and sends a wave pulse along the cable. It is observed that it took 14 s for the pulse to return.

What is the speed of the pulse?

What is the tension in the cable?

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