Practice Problems
Wave Fundamentals
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Question 1
A sound wave has a frequency of 446 Hz and travels in air at a speed of 344.8 m/sec. How far apart are any two adjacent wave compressions?
1.55 meters
1.29 meters
7.91 meters
0.77 meters
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Question 2
A fisherman notices that wave crests pass the bow of his anchored boat every 5 seconds. He measures the distance between two wave crests to be 4.8 meters. How fast are the waves traveling?
0.96 m/sec
24.0 m/sec
12.0 m/sec
1.92 m/sec
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Question 3
A wave has a speed of 230 m/sec and a wavelength of 4.8 meters. What is this wave's period?
4.79 x 10
^{1}
seconds
2.35 x 10
^{2}
seconds
2.25 x 10
^{2}
seconds
2.09 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 0.23 seconds. What is the wave's frequency?
4.35 x 10
^{0}
Hz
1.09 x 10
^{0}
Hz
2.17 x 10
^{0}
Hz
9.2 x 10
^{-1}
Hz
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Question 5
If the wavelength is 2.23 meters in
Question 4
, that how fast does the wave energy travel along the string?
4.85 x 10
^{0}
m/sec
2.42 x 10
^{0}
m/sec
9.7 x 10
^{0}
m/sec
2.05 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 5.54 x 10
^{14}
Hz. What is the approximate wavelength of the light?
1.85 x 10
^{6}
meters
1.81 x 10
^{-15}
meters
5.42 x 10
^{-7}
meters
2.71 x 10
^{-7}
meters
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