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    One end of each of two identical strings is attached to a wall. Each string is being pulled tight by someone at the other end. A transverse pulse is sent traveling along one of the strings. A bit later an identical pulse is sent traveling along the other string. What, if anything, can be done to make the second pulse catch up with and pass the first pulse? Account for your answer.

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    Velocity of a transverse pulse on a stretched string is given by : V = _/T/m where T = Tension ...

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    The waves on strings are determined. Transverse and first pulses are determined.