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Quiz 5


1) A string is stretched and fixed at both ends, 200 cm apart. If the density of the string is 0.15
g/cm, and its tension is 600 N, what is the wavelength (in cm) of the first harmonics?
a) 600
b) 400
c) 800
d) 100
e) 200
2) You are driving at a speed of 42 m/sec, (94.5miles/hr) and being chased by a police car driving
at 37m/sec. If the frequency of the siren of the police car is 500Hz, which equation will you use
to find the frequency you will hear?

a ) f =

v + 42
v +37

b) f =

v 42
v 37

c ) f =

v + 42
v 37

d ) f =

v 42
v +37

3) A standing wave is oscillating at 690 Hz on a string, as shown in the figure. What is the wave
A) 280 m/s
D) 140 m/s

B) 410 m/s

C) 210 m/s

4) A source emits sound with a frequency of 1000 Hz. It and an observer are moving toward each
other, each with a speed of 100 m/s. If the speed of sound is 340 m/s, the observer hears sound
with a frequency of:
A) 1830 Hz
B) 1000 Hz
C) 545 Hz
D) 294 Hz
E) 3400 Hz
5) An organ pipe with both ends open is 0.85 m long. Assuming that the speed of sound is 340
m/s, the frequency of the third harmonic of this pipe is:
A) 200 Hz
B) 300 Hz
C) 400 Hz
D) 600 Hz
E) none of these