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A long tube open at both ends is submerged in a beaker of water, and the vibrating tuning fork is placed near the top of the tube. The length of the air column, L, is adjusted by moving the tube vertically. The sound waves generated by the fork are reinforced when the length of the air column corresponds to one of the resonant frequencies of the tube. The smallest value for L for which a peak occurs in sound intensity is 16.00 cm. (Use 345 m/s as the speed of sound in air.)

(a) What is the frequency of the tuning fork?

______Hz

(b) What is the value of L for the next two harmonics?

______m

______m

2. Relevant equations

F=nV/4L

F=Frequency

N= Number of Harmonics

V= Velocity

L=Length

3. The attempt at a solution

A)

F=rV/4L

F=(1*345)/(4*.16)

F=345/.64

F=539.0625 Hz

B)

here's the problem. I have no clue how to do B or C. If I'm to plug it back into the aforementioned equation, what do I use for the frequency? If there's another equation, I wasn't taught it. I have looked through my textbook and workbook. Please help!

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# Homework Help: Tuning Forks and Frequency: Finding Length

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