Sun February 26, 2012 By:

please explain why the speed of sound is not affected by wavelength and frequency.

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Sun February 26, 2012
Theformula of speed of sound is ok. But teh speed of sound depends only on the medium. For example in solids the speed of sound(energy propogation) is maximum because the particles are very near in comparison to liquid and gas.
The ferquency depends on the frequency of source, means if the arm of tuining fork vibrates 4 times in 1 sec , it means that in 1 sec 4 complete (sound) waves will emit.
wavelength is adjusted according to speed and frequency.  
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