A certain tuning fork vibrates at 800 Hz. If the tuning fork is tapped, causing it to vibrate, then stopped a quarter of a second later, what is the approximate range of frequencies contained in the sound pulse that reached your ears?

1 Answer

  • Dale-E
    Lv 7
    12 months ago

    You are likely thinking about harmonics. That being the case, 400 and 1600 cps tones can be detected. cps = cycles per second of sound. But, also depending on the quality and material used in their construction, there could be other sympathetic noises as well.

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