# Standing waves on a string

**1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data**

This is a prelab question which I hope for some confirmation I’m thinking right.

A vibrating string is vibrating in the fundamental mode. The question is to plot a graph with a succession of applied tensions T on the x-axis and the resultant length L of the fundamental vibration mode on the y-axis

**2. Relevant equations**

Formula I have is L^2 = T/4μ^2

**3. The attempt at a solution**

Im thinking that all its asking is to plot a function like y=mx+c where 1/4μ^2 is the gradient?

Something of the sort, then ill go on to calculate the linear mass density (μ), do some calculations plot L^2 against T and find this gradient and find the frequency….

Oh and sid

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