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Homework Help: Light Question

  1. Apr 19, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A student enters Best Buy prepared to buy a pair of speakers. Before he does so, he conducts an experiment with them. He places the speakers 4.0 m apart and connects a signal generator to both speakers that produces a single and consistent tone. (constant wavelength and frequency) He then walks to a point that is 2.0 m from one speaker and 2.3 m from the other. At that point he notices a quiet “spot”. If the speed of the sound in the room is known to be 350 m/s, calculate the possible frequencies being played by the speakers.

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    3. The attempt at a solution

    I don't even know where to begin. I don't even know how to go from speed to frequency. Thanks for any and all help
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 19, 2010 #2
    The path length difference produces destructive interference at the point where he stands. What does that tell you about the wavelength (and frequency)?
     
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