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Homework Help: Pipe Organ62

  1. Jan 21, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A pipe organ playing in a concert produces a 440 Hz signal with a pipe open at both ends.if the ideal temperature is 20degrees, what is the length of the pipe(first harmonic)

    2. Relevant equations
    sound equation

    3. The attempt at a solution

    i dont know where to go from there
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  3. Jan 21, 2007 #2


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    You know the velocity of sound at 20 degrees C (at least I hope you have the right equation) and you know the frequency. Its simply a matter of rearranging this v=f*wavelength for wavelength.

    Also remember that the first harmonic in an open pipe has a wavelength of twice the pipes length.
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