# What is linear density which wave?

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Asked By: Wellington Heaney

Date created: Thu, Jun 24, 2021 5:47 PM

Date updated: Wed, Aug 31, 2022 12:01 AM

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#### How do you calculate wave speed in linear density?

- For a string, the formula for
**wave**speed**is**$v=\\sqrt{\\frac{T}{\\mu}}$, where $\\mu=\\frac{m}{L}$. The greater the**linear density**, the more massive the string**is**per unit length, the more inertia it has, and the slower the**wave**propagates. However, for a sound wave, wave speed**is**fastest in densest media. Why is that the case?