A sound wave has a wavelength of 0.66 meters. If the frequency of the wave is 512 Hz (high C),...

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A sound wave has a wavelength of 0.66 meters. If the frequency of the wave is 512 Hz (high C), what is the wave velocity?

Wave Velocity:

Waves transmit information throughout their oscillatory journey. Waves can transmit signals of information (as in with Wi-Fi) or energy (think about a whip and why it would hurt to be hit with one). Waves can transmit these quantities with a speed that is dependent on the wavelength and frequency of the wave. This is the wave velocity and it is essentially written as:

{eq}\displaystyle v = \lambda f {/eq}

where:

  • {eq}\displaystyle \lambda {/eq} is the wavelength
  • {eq}\displaystyle f {/eq} is the frequency

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Given:

  • {eq}\displaystyle \lambda = 0.66\ m {/eq} is the wavelength
  • {eq}\displaystyle f = 512\ Hz {/eq} is the frequency


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