Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 12 - Sound - Misconceptual Questions: 7

Answer

Choice E.

Work Step by Step

The frequency of a sound does not change as it passes from air to water; The pitch sounds the same. However, the speed of sound in water is greater than it is in air. Since $v = \lambda f$ and the frequency doesn’t change, the wavelength must increase when a sound wave passes from air into water.
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.