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Homework Help: Interference of sound

  1. Nov 5, 2006 #1
    I'm having trouble with the interference of sound. As the given function of the combined Amplidude A=2Acos(PI*d*sin(θ)/λ), hence the interfernce max will be d*sin(θ)=n*λ, and min will be d*sin(θ)=(n+1/2)*λ. I chose my sound frequency and wavelength. so I figule out the nth max and nth min, but when i tried to plot the graph of the combined Amplidude function, it's amplitude value is not going up and down as the angle increase(which I throught it would becasue the max and min) but just simply decrease from 0 to about 90 degree then it increase back up. so How do we know if it's a max or min, since it's all decreasing in a steady rate?
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  3. Nov 6, 2006 #2


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    I am not recognizing what you are doing here. What is the arrangement of the sound sources that are interfering?
  4. Nov 6, 2006 #3
    Nevermind, I was finally figure out that cos is in radians and sin was in degree. Now my graph matches with my predictions. Thanks anyway
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