Question

S1 and S2 are two stationary sources of sound, of frequencies 320 Hz and 324 Hz respectively, placed at a good distance from each other. The velocity with which an observer should walk towards S1 along the line joining S1 and S2 in order that he may hear no beats, is about (velocity of sound = 332 ms–1):

Solution

Correct option is

2m/s

 

To hear no beats, the beat frequency has to be 4 Hz. Using the formula, 

                                    

And putting n = 4, f = average frequency = 322 Hz.

We get u = 2 m/s.

SIMILAR QUESTIONS

Q1

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Q2

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Q3

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Q4

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Q5

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Q6

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Q7

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Q8

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Q9

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Q10

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