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Homework Help: What is the relationship between Wavelength(λ) and Amplitude?

  1. May 17, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    What is the relationship between Wavelength(λ) and Amplitude?


    2. Relevant equations
    V = fλ


    3. The attempt at a solution
    Well, i know an increase in frequency will cause a higher pitch, but what happens when the wavelengths increase of decrease?
     
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  3. May 17, 2010 #2

    kuruman

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    Hi bob-e, welcome to PF.

    Think of amplitude as volume. Does pitch depend on volume?
     
  4. May 17, 2010 #3
    thanks!

    well, I don't think volume depends on pitch but yeah you are right, amplitude does
    but what is the relationship between wavelengths and amplitude? and why? that's the part I do not understand
     
  5. May 17, 2010 #4

    kuruman

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    Look at the expression you wrote down, V = fλ. It says that if V is constant, changing the wavelength changes the frequency. There is no mention of amplitude anywhere. Do you have an expression that relates wavelength and amplitude? If "no", then the two are not related.
     
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