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Question by mrchangemporium:

What is the shortest wavelength, in meters, within the audible range of the sound spectrum?





What is the shortest wavelength, in meters, within the audible range of the sound spectrum?



(The frequency of the audible range is 20 Hz to 20 kHz.)
what is the longest wavelength, in meters, of the audible range of the sound spectrum?




Best answer:

Answer by lunchtime_browser
This is just an application of:

velocity = wavelength * frequency

The velocity depends on the medium through which the sound is traveling. If you are assuming it's air, and take the velocity as 340 m/s

This gives a range:

340/20000 = 0.017m to 340/20 = 17 m





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