Sound waves of all frequencies in the audio frequency range (20-20,000 Hz) travel at the same speed in air. Explain how some common experiences support this statement.

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Sound waves of all frequencies in the audio frequency range (20-20,000 Hz) travel at the same speed in air. Explain how some common experiences support this statement.
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Answered 2022-07-17 Author has 12 answers
Audible sound is in the range 20- 20000 Hz. Varying frequency gives the same velocity, since the medium is the same, i.e. air.
Thus, a larger frequency will cause a smaller wavelength and vice versa.
Examples: a high frequency sound is a bird chirping, while a drum beating is a low frequency sound. Both travel at same speed.
Result:
Speed of sound only depends on medium, which is air. We don't experiencea delay in sound when listening to birds or drums.

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