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PHYSICS 103 Chapter 16 -- HW #20 Questions 4. The speed of waves propagating in a medium is determined by the properties of the medium; not the properties of the wave. Therefore, the two sound waves move at the same speed. 18. In order to move up one octave on the musical scale you must double the frequency of the note. Therefore, the second harmonic is one octave higher in frequency than the fundamental frequency. 38. The characteristics of the sound produced by a musical instrument are carried by the
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Unformatted text preview: relative intensities of the harmonics produced by the instrument. Therefore, some harmonics produced by the oboe are relatively louder or softer than those produced by the piano. Exercise 8. The shortest wavelength corresponds to the highest frequency. According to the textbook, the range of human hearing is 20 Hz to 20 kHz, so 343 m s 0.0172 m 1.72 cm 20,000 Hz v f λ = = = =...
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