A tuning fork with a frequency of \(800\) Hz produces resonance in a resonance column tube with the upper end open and the lower end closed by the water surface. Successive resonances are observed at lengths of \(9.75\) cm, \(31.25\) cm, and \(52.75\) cm. The speed of the sound in the air is:

1. \(500\) m/s 2. \(156\) m/s
3. \(344\) m/s 4. \(172\) m/s

Subtopic:  Speed of Sound |
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NEET - 2019
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Which one of the following statements is true?

1. Both light and sound waves in the air are transverse.
2. The sound waves in the air are longitudinal while the light waves are transverse.
3. Both light and sound waves in the air are longitudinal.
4. Both light and sound waves can travel in a vacuum.
Subtopic:  Types of Waves |
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AIPMT - 2006
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A transverse wave propagating along the x-axis is represented by:
\(y=(x,t)=8.0\mathrm{sin}(0.5\pi x-4\pi t-\frac{\pi}{4})\) where \(x\) is in meters and \(t\) in seconds. The speed of the wave is: 
1. \(4\pi\) m/s
2. \(0.5\) m/s
3. \(\frac{\pi}{4}\) m/s
4. \(8\) m/s

Subtopic:  Wave Motion |
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AIPMT - 2006
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Two sound waves with wavelengths 5.0 m and 5.5 m, respectively, propagate in gas with a velocity of 330 m/s. How many beats per second can we expect?

1. 12

2. 0

3. 1

4. 6

Subtopic:  Beats |
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AIPMT - 2006
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The wave described by \(y=0.25\sin (10\pi x-2\pi t)\), where \(x \) and \(y\) are in metre and \(t\) in second, is a wave travelling along the:

1. –ve x-direction with frequency \(1\) Hz
2. +ve x-direction with frequency \(\pi\) Hz and wavelength  \(\lambda=0.2\) m
3. +ve x-direction with frequency \(1\) Hz and wavelength  \(\lambda=0.2\) m
4. –ve x-direction with amplitude \(0.25\) m and wavelength  \(\lambda=0.2\) m

Subtopic:  Wave Motion |
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AIPMT - 2008
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Each of the two strings of lengths 51.6 cm and 49.1 cm is tensioned separately by 20 N of force. The mass per unit length of both strings is the same and equals 1 g/m. When both the strings vibrate simultaneously, the number of beats is:

1. 5 2. 7
3. 8 4. 3
Subtopic:  Beats |
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AIPMT - 2009
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A wave in a string has an amplitude of 2 cm. The wave travels in the positive direction of the x-axis with a speed of 128 m/s and it is noted that 5 complete waves fit in the 4 m length of the string. The equation describing the wave is:

1. y = (0.02)m sin(7.85x+1005t)
2. y = (0.02)m sin(15.7x -2010t)
3. y = (0.02)m sin(15.7x+2010t)
4. y = (0.02)m sin(7.85x -1005t) 

Subtopic:  Wave Motion |
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AIPMT - 2009
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A tuning fork of frequency \(512\) Hz makes \(4\) beats/s with the vibrating string of a piano. The beat frequency decreases to \(2\) beats/s when the tension in the piano string is slightly increased. The frequency of the piano string before increasing the tension was:
1. \(510\) Hz
2. \(514\) Hz
3. \(516\) Hz
4. \(508\) Hz

Subtopic:  Beats |
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AIPMT - 2010
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A transverse wave is represented by y = Asin(ωt -kx). At what value of the wavelength is the wave velocity equal to the maximum particle velocity?

1. πA/2

2. πA

3. 2πA

4. A

Subtopic:  Wave Motion |
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AIPMT - 2010
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Sound waves travel at \(350\) m/s through warm air and at \(3500\) m/s through brass. The wavelength of a \(700\) Hz acoustic wave as it enters brass from warm air:
 

1. increase by a factor of \(20\) 
2. increase by a factor of \(10\)
3. decrease by a factor of \(20\)
4. decrease by a factor of \(10\) 
Subtopic:  Speed of Sound |
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AIPMT - 2011
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