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String Instruments. In a stringed instrument, there are strings of various thicknesses. Generally, for a given material, the thicker the string the higher the linear density. Which of the following is true of these different strings? (Assume that the tensions are similar.)

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String Instruments

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### String Instruments

In a stringed instrument, there are strings of various thicknesses. Generally, for a given material, the thicker the string the higher the linear density. Which of the following is true of these different strings? (Assume that the tensions are similar.)

• The thickest string produces the highest frequency, the thinnest string produces the lowest.

• The thinnest string produces the highest frequency, the thickest string produces the lowest.

• None of the above.

### String Instruments

In a stringed instrument, a string is tuned by changing its tension. If a string is playing flat (too low a frequency), you should

• increase the tension.

• decrease the tension.

• None of the above.

### String Instruments

In some stringed instruments, there are frets you can press the string against, to shorten the length of string that is vibrating. By doing this, you would

• increase the frequency and pitch.

• decrease the frequency and pitch.

• None of the above.

### Speed of Sound

The bulk modulus of air is proportional to the Kelvin temperature of the air. If the Kelvin temperature of the air increases by 1% (about 3 degrees near room temp), then

• the speed of sound in the air will increase by 1%.

• the speed of sound in the air will decrease by 1%.

• the speed of sound in the air will increase by less than 1%.

• the speed of sound in the air will decrease by less than 1%.