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Expert-verified Found in: Page 628 ### College Physics (Urone)

Book edition 1st Edition
Author(s) Paul Peter Urone
Pages 1272 pages
ISBN 9781938168000 # When sound passes from one medium to another where its propagation speed is different, does its frequency or wavelength change? Explain your answer briefly.

The wavelength of sound changes and frequency remains constant when sound travels from one medium to another medium.

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## Step 1: Relationship of speed of sound , wavelength and frequency

The relationship of speed of sound,wavelength and frequency is given by

$v=f\lambda$

Here $v$ is the speed of sound , $f$ is the frequency of waves and $\lambda$ is its wavelength

## Step 2: How wavelength and frequency change when the speed of sound changes.

The Speed of sound changes when sound travels through mediums, but frequency remains constant and hence, wavelength changes. From the formula written above, if the speed of sound will increase, then wavelength will also increase. ### Want to see more solutions like these? 