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Constructive interference

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Homework Statement



Two speakers A and B, sends out sounds at 400 hz

In what distance x between speaker A and the point P is it constructive interference ?

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Homework Equations




λ = 2ΔL/(2p-1),

v = 340 m/s

f = 400 Hz

The Attempt at a Solution



λ = 2ΔL/(2p-1),

λ = 340/400 = 0.85 m <==>

lowest constructive interference p = 1

0.85 m = ΔL <==>

0.85 = y - x, where y = (2.5)^2+x^2=y^2 is the distance between P and B.

Is this right ?
 

Answers and Replies

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olivermsun
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That should get you a constructive interference point (node).
I don't think the nearest node to A (i.e., smallest x) occurs for p = 1, though.
 

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