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A steel guitar string has a length of 74 cm and thickness of 0.37 mm. It is under 35N tension. Calculate the wave speed in the string. The density of steel rho=7.84 x 10^3 kg/m^3.

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diameter of wire = d= 0.37 mm = 0.00037 m
Area of wire= pi d ^2 /4= 1.075E-07 m^2

mass of steel string = volume ...

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The solution calculates the wave speed in the guitar string.

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