College Physics (4th Edition)

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 0073512141
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-214-3

Chapter 12 - Multiple-Choice Questions - Page 462: 8


The correct answer is: (b) 5

Work Step by Step

A pipe that is closed at one end can only produce odd harmonics. That is, the pipe can produce $f_1, ~3f_1, ~5f_1, ~7f_1,~9f_1,~etc...$ The frequency $f_1$ has one node. For each successive frequency produced, there is one additional node. Since $9f_1$ is the fifth highest frequency produced, there are five nodes. The correct answer is: (b) 5
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