(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

"Design a tube closed on one end so that it's lowest frequency standing wave is 440Hz. (i.e. determine the length of the tube."

2. Relevant equations

Um...I was unsure.

I thought maybe...I might use w=2(pi)f...and the function 2A sin (kx) cos (wt), but I epically failed on it.

3. The attempt at a solution

My solution was rather embarrassing, and it acquired me 0/10 points on my exam, thus I went online trying to get help (from Wiki and the sorts), then I found this site, thought I'd try it. :)

The attempt was as follows...

w = 2(pi)f = sqrt(g/L)

I then squared both sides to get (2(pi)f)^2 = g/L

Then simplified to L = g/(2(pi)f)^2) --Hence epic fail, for, come to find out, sqrt(g/l) is for pendulums. --

And now I'm lost. -.-

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# Homework Help: Calculating standing waves, given a fruequency? :O

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