# Standing waves in tube closed tube

• Arcthor

## Homework Statement

A tone with frequency 2,00 * 10^3 Hz is held above a tube filled with water. The water level is increased and decreased.

When the water level is 5.7cm below the opening of the tube, the first sound maxima is heard.

When the water level is 39.3cm below the opening of the tube, the fifth sound maxima is heard.

Questions:
1. what is the wavelength?
2. What is the speed of sound in this specific experiment?

## Homework Equations

v=wavelength*frequency

## The Attempt at a Solution

My attempt is as follows:

(39.3 - 5.7) = delta distance, and there are four wavelengths between the first and the fifth maxima, therefore the answer should be:

(39.3-5.7) / 4 = 8.4

When is there a sound resonance ? Your title says closed tube. Are both sides closed ?

..there are four wavelengths between the first and the fifth maxima..

That's not correct. Try drawing the 5 cases.

When is there a sound resonance ? Your title says closed tube. Are both sides closed ?
Sorry, the water makes up the closed part. The opening is open.

You have to look at the amplitudes of standing waves (fig 3).

+1 to that.

"the first sound maxima" is a reference to resonance not to wave peaks. See the link BvU posted.