# College Physics

posted by .

A 30.0 m steel wire and a 22.0 m copper wire, both with 1.00 mm diameters, are connected end to end and stretched to a tension of 170 N. How long does it take a transverse wave to travel the entire length of the two wires? (Take the mass per unit length of the wires to be 7.006 g/m for copper and 6.173 g/m for steel.)

I tried:
V= sqrt(T/(M/L))
Vcopper= sqrt(170/(7.006/22))
Vsteel= sqrt(170/ (6.173/30))

any help would be appreciated!

## Similar Questions

1. ### College Physics

One end of a 14 m long wire having a total mass of .8000 kg is fastened to a fixed support in the ceiling, and a 7.50 kg object is hung from the other end. If the wire is struck a transverse blow at one end, how much time does the …
2. ### physics

A 5.2 m wire with a mass of 86 g is attached to the mast of a sailboat. If the wire is given a "thunk" at one end, it takes 0.085 s for the resulting wave to reach the other end. Part A What is the tension in the wire?
3. ### physics

A large rock that weighs 164.0 N is suspended from the lower end of a thin wire that is 3.00 m long. The density of the rock is 3200 kg/m^3. The mass of the wire is small enough that its effect on the tension in the wire can be neglected. …
4. ### Waves & Tension

A 5.9 m wire with a mass of 79 g is attached to the mast of a sailboat. If the wire is given a "thunk" at one end, it takes 0.087 s for the resulting wave to reach the other end. 1. What is the tension in the wire?
5. ### physics

A 5.9 m wire with a mass of 79 g is attached to the mast of a sailboat. If the wire is given a "thunk" at one end, it takes 0.087 s for the resulting wave to reach the other end. 1. What is the tension in the wire?
6. ### Physics

A steel piano wire, of length 1.0 m and mass 4.4 g is stretched under a tension of 650.0 N. What is the speed of transverse waves on the wire?
7. ### Physics

A steel piano wire, of length 1.0 m and mass 4.4 g is stretched under a tension of 650.0 N. What is the speed of transverse waves on the wire?
8. ### College Physics II

A steel wire and a copper wire, each of diameter 2.000 mm, are joined end to end. At 48.0°C, each has an unstretched length of 2.000 m. The wires are connected between two fixed supports 4.000 m apart on a tabletop. The steel wire …
9. ### Physics

A copper wire of diameter 0.30mm and length 1.50m is joined to another steel wire of same diameter and length 1.20m. The copper part of the double wire is hung vertically to a fixed point, while a small weight is connected to the lower …
10. ### Physics

A large rock that weighs 164.0 N is suspended from the lower end of a thin wire that is 3.00 m long. The density of the rock is 3200 kg/m3. The mass of the wire is small enough that its effect on the tension in the wire can be neglected. …

More Similar Questions