1. Particles in a wave undergo simple harmonic motion.
1. For waves that move at a constant wave speed, the particles in the medium do not accelerate. Select the correct answer.
2. Two car horns are sounded creating two sound waves with frequencies that differ by a factor of three. How does the speed of the higher frequency sound wave compare to the lower frequency sound wave? Select the correct answer.
a) The higher frequency sound wave travels 3 times faster.
b) The lower frequency sound wave travels 9 times faster.
c) Both travel at the same velocity.
d) The higher frequency sound wave travels 9 times faster.
e) Could be either sound wave, more information is needed.
d) The lower frequency sound wave travels 3 times faster.
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