Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 19 - Think and Solve: 38

Answer

0.57 m.

Work Step by Step

The wave speed is frequency multiplied by wavelength. $v = 340 \frac{m}{s} = f \lambda = (600 Hz)(\lambda )$. Solve for $\lambda = \frac{340 m/s}{600 Hz} = 0.57 m$. Alternatively, use $d = vt = (340 \frac{m}{s})(\frac{1}{600} s) = 0.57 m$.
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