Asked Jan 4, 2020

What happens to the (i) extension (ii) maximum load a wire can bear when the wire is cut into half?


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Step 1

Step 1

The wire is cut into half.

Step 2

Step 2

  1. a)

The effect on extension would be 

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Step 3

Step 3

  1. b)

Strain only depends on force and unit area. Due to this change ...

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