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Wave Transmission and Universal Wave Equation Worksheet Show your work on a separate sheet. 1. A sound wave produced by a car backfiring 515m away is heard 1.50s later. a) What is the speed of sound in air? 343m/s b) The sound wave has a frequency of 436 Hz. What is its period? 2.2x10-3s c) What is its wavelength? .787m 2. A hiker slips and falls into a deep valley screaming all the way down, the opposite side of the valley is 685m away. His partner hears the echo of the scream 4.00s later. a) What is the speed of sound in air? 343m/s b) The wavelength of the sound is .750m what is the frequency? 457Hz c) What is the period of the wave? 2.19x10-3s 3. A radio wave, a form of electromagnetic wave, has a frequency of 99.5MHz (9.95x107Hz). What is its wavelength? 3.02m 4. A ripple tank produces waves with a frequency of 5.2 Hz and a wavelength of 14.8cm. What is the speed of its waves? .770m/s 5. Certain light waves have a frequency of 3.95 x 105 Hz and a wavelength of 759m. What is the speed of light? 3.00x108m/s 6. If the speed of great surfing waves is 50m/s and the frequency is 33Hz, what is the wavelength? 1.5m 7. A certain ultrasound wave has a speed of 1458m/s. If the frequency of the wave is 86.3kHz, what is its wavelength? .0169m 8. Given a wavelength of 2.68cm and a wave speed of 75cm/s, what is the frequency of the wave? 28Hz 9. Red light has a wavelength of .652m. If the speed of light is 3.00 x 108m/s, what is the frequency of red light in Hz and in MHz? 4.6x1014Hz and 4.6x108MHz 10. A person in a life jacket being circled by sharks in the ocean notices that after a wave crest passes by, ten more crests pass in a time of 120s. What is the period of the wave? 12.0s 11. Sound travels at a speed of 343m/s in air at 20C. The wavelength of a sound wave 1.31m. Find the period of the wave. 3.81x10-3s 12. A light wave travels through the air at a speed of 3.0 x108m/s. Red light has a wavelength of about 6.6 x 10-7m. What is the frequency of red light? 4.5x1014Hz 13. The rightmost key on a piano produces a sound wave that has a frequency of 4185.6Hz. Assuming the speed of sound in air is 343m/s, find the corresponding wavelength. .0819m 14. A wave has a frequency of 45Hz and a speed of 22m/s. Determine, if possible, a) its period, b) its wavelength. A) .022s B) .48m 15. A wave has a frequency of 5.0x10-1Hz and a speed of 3.3x10-1m/s. What is the wavelength of this wave? (0.66m)
00x10-7m. what is its period? (1. 9.00x108m/s.00s.. and you estimate that the distance between wave crests is 4. What is the speed of the wave? (2. While floating on your air mattress on a lake.30m/s) 17. If sound waves travel at 335m/s.0min. what is its wavelength? (3.0min.Name: «First» «Last» 16. If the length of this wave is 5.00x102m) 21.53m/s) 22.16Hz) 19. A form of energy travels as a wave 4. you note that you bob up and down 40 times in 5. What is the period of this wave? (2.0m and a speed of 2.60m in 2. If the speed of this wave is 3.0m. A radio station broadcasts at a frequency of 1.5 waves break on the beach in 1.5m/s.00x106Hz.00x108m/s. what is the wavelength of sound that has a period of 1.00x10-2s? (3.0s) 18.67x10-15s) . A light wave has a speed of 3. What is the speed of these waves? (0. A water wave has a wavelength of 5.35m) 20. What is the frequency in Hz of these waves? (0.