474 Wave MotionQ16.11Slower. Wave speed is inversely proportional to the square root of linear density.Q16.12As the wave passes from the massive string to the less massive string, the wave speed will increaseaccording to vT=µ. The frequency will remain unchanged. Since vf=λ, the wavelength mustincrease.Q16.13Higher tension makes wave speed higher. Greater linear density makes the wave move moreslowly.Q16.14The wave speed is independent of the maximum particle speed. The source determines themaximum particle speed, through its frequency and amplitude. The wave speed depends instead onproperties of the medium.Q16.15Longitudinal waves depend on the compressibility of the fluid for their propagation. Transversewaves require a restoring force in response to sheer strain. Fluids do not have the underlyingstructure to supply such a force. A fluid cannot support static sheer. A viscous fluid cantemporarily be put under sheer, but the higher its viscosity the more quickly it converts input
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