# Physics

posted by .

Bats can detect small insects that are about equal in size to the wavelength of the sound the bat makes with its echolocation system. A bat emits chirps at a frequency of 17.7kHz. Using the speed of sound as 340m/s, what is the smallest insect the bat can detect?

• Physics -

wavelength=speedsound/freuency

• Physics -

wavelength = v/f v is the wave speed
f is the frequency
1 kHz = 1000 Hz

340/(17.7*1000)
= 0.0192m

## Similar Questions

1. ### physics

A bat flying at 5.5 m/s emits a chirp at 35 kHz. If this sound pulse is reflected by a wall, what is the frequency of the echo received by the bat?
2. ### physics

Dolphins ca detect small fish whose size is about equal to the wavelength of the sound the dolphin makes with its echo-location system. A dolphin emits a chirp at a frequency of 220 kHz. Using the speed of water as 1530 m/s, what is …
3. ### physics

1.calculate th speed of waves in water that are 0.4m apart and have a frequency of 2hz?
4. ### PHYSICS

A bat flies toward a wall at a speed of 3.5 m/s. As it flies, the bat emits an ultrasonic sound wave with frequency 30.5 kHz. What frequency does the bat hear in the reflected wave?
5. ### Physics

A bat can detect small objects, such as an insect, whose size is approximately equal to one wavelength of the sound the bat makes. If bats emit a chirp at a frequency of 50.0 kHz, and if the speed of sound in air is 340 m/s, what is …
6. ### Physics

A bat can detect small objects, such as an insect, whose size is approximately equal to one wavelength of the sound the bat makes. If bats emit a chirp at a frequency of 50.0 kHz, and if the speed of sound in air is 340 m/s, what is …
7. ### PHYSICS

A bat can detect small objects, such as an insect, whose size is approximately equal to one wavelength of the sound the bat makes. If bats emit a chirp at a frequency of 8.31 104 Hz, and if the speed of sound in air is 343 m/s, what …
8. ### Physics

A bat emits a sound whose frequency is 83.2 kHz. The speed of sound in air at 20.0 oC is 343 m/s. However, the air temperature is 40.5 oC, so the speed of sound is not 343 m/s. Assume that air behaves like an ideal gas, and find the …
9. ### physics

A bat emits a sound whose frequency is 83.6 kHz. The speed of sound in air at 20.0 oC is 343 m/s. However, the air temperature is 36.0 oC, so the speed of sound is not 343 m/s. Assume that air behaves like an ideal gas, and find the …
10. ### Physics

Bats chirp at a high frequency which humans cannot hear. They use the echoes to detect small objects, such as insects, as small as one wavelength. If a bat were to emit a chirp at a frequency of 60.0 kHz and the speed of sound waves …

More Similar Questions