For a rope of lengthLand massmthe linear mass density of the rope is defined as the mass per unit length of the rope Linear Mass Density (μ) For a rope of length 5 m that has a mass of 0.10 kg μ= 0.10 kg/5 m =0.02 kg/mm L µ= For a given material, the thicker a rope the greater is its linear mass density. Units:kg/m
What is the Tension? m Mass attached to a stringPulling on a rope T Fmg =Texternal FF =external F T F T F mg Force transmitted through a string (rope) when pulled by forces.
Speed of wave Wave speed on a string T vF µ = FT = tension in the rope µ= mass per unit length of the rope