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 Jan 20th 2015, 01:33 PM #1 Junior Member   Join Date: Oct 2014 Posts: 8 Question regarding transverse wave on a string "An elastic string has mass of 1g and natural length of 0.1m. A mass of 1kg is attached to its lower end, and the string is stretched by 0.02m. The speed of the wave is 34.3 m/s. A transverse disturbance is propagated along the string, and is reflected at both ends. How many times will this disturbance pass a point on the string in one period of small oscillation of the mass?" I understand the concept, but how do I find the period of oscillation of the mass?
 Jan 21st 2015, 11:42 AM #2 Physics Team     Join Date: Jun 2010 Location: Morristown, NJ USA Posts: 2,336 Fora simple spring-mass system like this you have omega = sqrt(k/m), where omega is the velocity in radians/second. Then theh period of oscillation is T= 2 pi/omega.

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