Practice Problems
Wave Fundamentals
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Question 1
A sound wave has a frequency of 572 Hz and travels in air at a speed of 345.4 m/sec. How far apart are any two adjacent wave compressions?
0.60 meters
1.21 meters
9.17 meters
1.66 meters
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Question 2
A fisherman notices that wave crests pass the bow of his anchored boat every 3 seconds. He measures the distance between two wave crests to be 9.1 meters. How fast are the waves traveling?
6.07 m/sec
27.3 m/sec
13.7 m/sec
3.03 m/sec
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Question 3
A wave has a speed of 240 m/sec and a wavelength of 9.1 meters. What is this wave's period?
2.31 x 10
^{2}
seconds
2.64 x 10
^{1}
seconds
2.49 x 10
^{2}
seconds
3.79 x 10
^{-2}
seconds
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Question 4
A sinusoidal wave travels along a string. The time for a particular point to move from maximum displacement to zero is 0.24 seconds. What is the wave's frequency?
9.6 x 10
^{-1}
Hz
1.04 x 10
^{0}
Hz
2.08 x 10
^{0}
Hz
4.17 x 10
^{0}
Hz
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Question 5
If the wavelength is 2.86 meters in
Question 4
, that how fast does the wave energy travel along the string?
2.75 x 10
^{0}
m/sec
5.96 x 10
^{0}
m/sec
1.19 x 10
^{1}
m/sec
2.98 x 10
^{0}
m/sec
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Question 6
Light has a speed in a vacuum of 3 x 10
^{8}
m/s. The frequency of visible light is about 6.79 x 10
^{14}
Hz. What is the approximate wavelength of the light?
2.26 x 10
^{6}
meters
2.21 x 10
^{-7}
meters
1.47 x 10
^{-15}
meters
4.42 x 10
^{-7}
meters
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