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Homework Help: Can someone check my answers (Closed and open tubes)

  1. Nov 7, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A tube, open only at one end, is cut into two shorter (non-equal)
    lengths. The piece open at both ends has a fundamental frequency
    of 425 Hz, while the piece open only at one end has a fundamental
    frequency of 675 Hz. What is the fundamental frequency of the
    original tube ?

    Which of the following describes the relative temperatures in the refraction of sound. N is the normal line.


    2. Relevant equations
    V/2L=frequency of open tube
    V/4L=Frequency of closed tube

    3. The attempt at a solution
    For the first question I said the V/2(L1)=425 and V/4(L2)=675. so V=850L1 and V=2700L2. so I solved for L1 and got L1=3.176L2 and using the above equation L=4.176L2. So 2700L2/4(4.176L2)=161.63Hz, it seems resonable but I just want to see if I am right.

    As for the other question I said that it moves from cold air to warm air since the angle gets larger and then from warm air to cold air since the angle gets smaller.
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  3. Nov 7, 2008 #2
    Couldn't see the image, but I think this work is good.
  4. Nov 7, 2008 #3
    Here is the image again

    http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/4403/refractionfe5.jpg [Broken]
    Last edited by a moderator: May 3, 2017
  5. Nov 9, 2008 #4
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