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IB Physics HL - Lapreport About the Investigation of the Wave Length of Different Frequencies

# IB Physics HL - Lapreport About the Investigation of the Wave Length of Different Frequencies

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Investigating the Speed of Sound in Air with the Resonance Tube MethodThe investigation of the speed of sound in air, theoretically 343ms
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, was the aim of this experiment.VariablesIndependent Variable: The frequency of the tuning forksDependent Variable: The wavelength of the sound wavesControlled Variables:The distance between the tuning fork and the tube was tried to control, some errors could havecome from this source.Raw Data
(Hz)Tube length(m) ±0.005341 0.260-384 0.1870.366426 0.1200.510480 0.1750.520512 0.1110.340
Data Processing1.

Find the wavelength of the sound waves with the following formula:
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Find the speed of the sound waves with the following formula:
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341 Hz.25
= 0.260
±0.005
.75
= no value
=(no value - 0.260) *2 = no value
= ANS*Frequency = no value384 Hz.25
= 0.187
±0.005
.75
= 0.366
±0.005
=(0.366 - 0.187) *2 = 0.36
= ANS*Frequency = 137.472ms
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426 Hz.25
= 0.120
±0.005
.75
= 0.510
±0.005
=(0.510 - 0.120) *2 = 0.78
= ANS*Frequency = 332.28ms
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480 Hz

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