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LMSC-208 TOPIC #1 EXERCISES

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2.

8 kHz means how many Hz? 6.5 kHz?

34 cm is how many meters (m)? Be able to show or give example of this
distance.

3.

0.6 ms means how many seconds? 50 ms?

4.

Write each of these numbers in scientific notation:
10,000,000,000,000
0.00001
3600
0.036

a.
b.
c.
d.

5.

Write each of these in ordinary notation:
a.
b.
c.
d.

6.

1018
10 
3   
2.7   

Do the following problems (answers should be in scientific notation):

would be an allowable range of temperature variation? .    2            2         4       4       4        7. e. How long does it take for sound to arrive at the back of an auditorium if the temperature is 30° C and the stage is 35m away? 9. d. b.LMSC-208 TOPIC #1 EXERCISES a. then. c. How many meters will sound travel in 60 seconds if the temperature is 20° C? In an hour? In 2 ms? 8. It is possible for changes in sound speed as little as 1/2% to be important in certain demanding musical situations (namely pipe organs installed in churches). How many degrees.

Your first teaching job is directing the marching band at the University of Prudhoe Bay in far northern Alaska. Suppose a sound wave has a pressure amplitude 0.a heat wave!).LMSC-208 TOPIC #1 EXERCISES 10. If the rarefactions of a particular sound wave reduce the pressure to 0. What is this amplitude N m2 expressed as a number of atmospheres? What are the maximum and minimum pressures (in atm) in the presence of this wave? 12. During the first game of the season the temperature is minus 10° C (14° F . what is the pressure in the compressions? What is the amplitude of this wave.997 atm.3 . expressed first in atm and then in ? N m2 . What is the speed of the sound? How long does it take the music to travel from the band to a spectator (sled dog) sitting 65m away? 11.

What is its period? What is the frequency of the note an octave above? What is its period? An octave below? Its period? 14.LMSC-208 TOPIC #1 EXERCISES 13. What is the frequency of a sound wave whose period is 5 ms? 10 ms? 2.5 ms? 1 ms? 15. The frequency of middle C (C4) is about 262 Hz (remember this!). What is the speed of sound? What might be going on? . The frequency of a wave is 175 Hz and the wavelength is 2m.

) 17.LMSC-208 TOPIC #1 EXERCISES 16. what is the wavelength of the sound produced in the surrounding air? 18. What is the frequency? . What is the wavelength produced in the surrounding air. but the temperature is 30° C. A pipe organ can produce a sound with a wavelength of 4m. (Assume 20° C. A tuning fork vibrates at 1000 Hz (1kHz). If a violin string vibrates at 1720 Hz. A trumpet produces waves of wavelength 0.5m in air. What would its frequency be? 19.