Share/Like This Page
Print Instructions

NOTE: Only your test content will print.
To preview this test, click on the File menu and select Print Preview.

See our guide on How To Change Browser Print Settings to customize headers and footers before printing.

Wave Speed Basics (Grades 11-12)

Print Test (Only the test content will print)
Name: Date:

Wave Speed Basics

Instructions: Read each question carefully. Choose the answer that best fits the question. Short answer response questions must be responded to in complete sentences. If the question involves calculations, you must show all your math work.

A musical note has a frequency of 512 Hz. If the wavelength of the note is 0.685 m, what is the speed of the sound of that note?
  1. 345 m/s
  2. 351 m/s
  3. 841 m/s
  4. 0.00120 m/s
The following equation approximates the speed of sound:

[math]v=[331.4+(0.6)("T in ºC")]m/s[/math]

As shown, temperature is one of the factors that affects the speed of sound. What is the speed of a sound wave in air with an average temperature of 20ºC?
  1. 343 meters per second
  2. 343 meters per hour
  3. 300 million meters per second
  4. 300 million meters per hour
An oscillation's frequency is directly related to its wave speed and inversely related to its period.
  1. True
  2. False
Wave speed is calculated by                 frequency and wavelength.
  1. multiplying
  2. dividing
  3. adding
  4. subtracting
The speed of sounds depends on               . (Select all answers that apply.)
  1. Elasticity
  2. Resonance
  3. Density
  4. Loudness
  5. Frequency
  6. Temperature
Calculate the wavelength of the following frequencies with the speed of sound at 344m/s:

Include your calculations in the space provided.

Become a Help Teaching Pro subscriber to access premium printables

Unlimited premium printables Unlimited online testing Unlimited custom tests

Learn More About Benefits and Options

You need to be a member to access free printables.
Already a member? Log in for access.    |    Go Back To Previous Page