Q.15.23 A narrow sound pulse (for example, a short pip by a whistle) is sent across a medium. (a) Does the pulse have a definite (i) frequency, (ii) wavelength, (iii) speed of propagation? (b) If the pulse rate is 1 after every    20\: s, (that is the whistle is blown for a split of second after every 20\: s ), is the frequency of the note produced by the whistle equal to 1/20 or 0.05\: Hz ?

Answers (1)
S Sayak

(a) The pulse does not have a definite frequency or wavelength however the wave has definite speed given the medium is non-dispersive.

(b) The frequency of the note produced by the whistle is not 0.05 Hz. It only implies the frequency of repetition of the pip of the whistle is 0.05 Hz,

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