Two identical flutes produce fundamental notes of frequency 300 Hz at 27oC. If the temperature of the air in one flute is increased to 31oC, the number of beats heard per second will be


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Let v1 be the speed of sound at 27oC and v2 at 31oC. Then 

Now, frequency ∝ speed of sound. Hence


 Hence beat frequency = 302 – 300 = 2.



A wave pulse starts propagating in +x-direction along a non-uniform wire of length 10 m with mass per unit length given m = m0 + αx and under a tension of 100 N. Find the time taken by the pulse to travel from the lighter end (x = 0) to the heavier end. (m0 = 10–2 kg/m and α = 9 × 10–3 kg/m2)


Decibel is:


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