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How heavy a single bit of string is linear mass

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Unformatted text preview: it length) —!how heavy a single bit of string is. Linear Mass Density μ The linear mass density (μ) of a string is a measure of the string’s “heaviness”. Thicker ropes have a higher linear mass density than thinner ropes. Steel cables have a higher linear mass density than nylon climbing ropes. etc. If you know the linear mass density, and you know how long your piece of rope is (L), then you know the mass of that piece of rope: m = μL. When you cut up a rope, you change the mass of the pi...
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