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Homework Help: Traveling Tine Waves and Sound

  1. Jan 15, 2016 #1
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    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    The tine of a tuning fork, when struck, has an amplitude of 0.25cm. If the frequency is 150 Hz, what total distance with the tine travel in 1.00 min?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Not sure how to solve this problem.
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  3. Jan 15, 2016 #2
    What distance does the tine travel in one period?
    How many periods in one minute?
  4. Jan 15, 2016 #3
    Is one period one second?
  5. Jan 15, 2016 #4
    Do I need to use formula T=1/f
  6. Jan 15, 2016 #5
    No. But you do not need to know the period of oscillation to say what distance the tine travels during one oscillation.
  7. Jan 15, 2016 #6


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    Period, in this context, means the time taken for one complete cycle.
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