Statement of a problem № 10743


To review the concepts that play roles in this problem, consult Multiple-Concept Example 4. Sometimes, when the wind blows across a long wire, a low-frequency "moaning" sound is produced. This sound arises because a standing wave is set up on the wire, like a standing wave on a guitar string. Assume that a wire (linear density = 0.0140 kg/m) sustains a tension of 323 N because the wire is stretched between two poles that are 7.60 m apart. The lowest frequency that an average, healthy human ear can detect is 20.0 Hz. What is the lowest harmonic number n that could be responsible for the "moaning" sound?

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