If you hear music in the distance, would you be more likely to hear the treble or the bass notes of the music? Using your knowledge of diffraction, explain your answer.
The Attempt at a Solution
It would be more likely to hear the bass notes for a number of reasons. Bass notes have a lower frequency than treble notes, and since wavelength is inversely proportional to frequency, a lower frequency would have a higher wavelength. Since diffraction increases with a larger wavelength, a wave with a greater wavelength would diffract more, thus the bass notes would spread out more, than the treble notes, making it more likely for one to hear a bass note from a distance than a treble note.
I believe all of this is correct, I'm just not sure if I'm presenting it in the correct way. Any feedback is appreciated.
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