The number of possible overtones of air column in a closed pipe of length 83.2 cm and of diameter 6 cm whose frequencies lie below 1000 Hz will be [velocity of sound = 340 m/s]:


Correct option is







As only odd harmonics are present, i.e., 100, 300, 500, 700, 900 below 1000 Hz.  

∴ Number of overtones = 4.



A slab of mass m is released from a height h0 from the top of a spring S’ of force constant  K. The maximum compression x of the spring is given by the equation:



A bob of mass m is oscillating as a simple pendulum with maximum amplitude θm. What is the maximum tension in the string?


A certain amount of acoustic energy is emitted in a uniform hemispherical pattern from a point source. At a distance of 5 m form the source the intensity is 5 W/m2. At a distance of 15 m the intensity will be:


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The fundamental frequency of a longitudinal vibrating of a rod clamped at its centre is 1500 Hz. If the mass of the rod is 96 g the increase in its total length produced by a stretching force of 10 kg weight will be:


If there are three sources of sound of equal intensity with frequencies 300, 301 and 302, the number of beats heard per second will be:


The speed of sound waves in dry air at NTP is 332 m/sec. Assuming air to be composed of oxygen and nitrogen in the ratio 1:4 and the densities of oxygen and nitrogen at NTP to be in the ratio 8:7, the velocity of sound in oxygen will be equal to:


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Two stars P and Q have slightly different surface temperatures TP and TQrespectively, with TP > TQ. Both stars are receding from the earth with speeds vP and vQ relative to the earth. The wavelength of light at which they radiate the maximum energy is found to be same for both: