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Finding Wavelength of mosquito wings

  1. Jan 26, 2008 #1
    How do you find the wavelength of this: A mosquito flaps its wings 600 vibrations per second ( it is this motion that produces the annoying 600-Hz buzz). How far does the sound travel between wing beats? In other words, find the wavelength of the mosquito’s sound.

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  3. Jan 26, 2008 #2

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    Look up the speed of sound V. Then L=V/600.
     
  4. Jan 26, 2008 #3
    [tex]v=frac{f}{lambda}[/tex]
     
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  5. Jan 26, 2008 #4
    so is the wave length...

    so I substituted and got 344=600*(n)...how do I do the rest confused...how do I rearrange the equation?
     
  6. Jan 26, 2008 #5
    oh its .6 meters right?
     
  7. Jan 26, 2008 #6
    oh

    oh its .6 meters right?
     
  8. Jan 26, 2008 #7
    [tex] \lambda = \frac{v}{f}[/tex]

    So...

    [tex] \lambda= \frac{344}{600}[/tex]
     
  9. Jan 26, 2008 #8
    Thanks Very Helpful!
     
  10. Jan 26, 2008 #9
    Good to hear.
     
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