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The sixth harmonic of a 70 cm long guitar string has a frequency of 557.14 Hz. What is the velocity of sound in the guitar string?

  • physics - , Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 2:02pm

    Using fn = (nv)/(2L) and plugging in values as fn = f6 = 557.14 = (6v)/(2*0.7) and solving for v, we get v = 130 m/s.

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