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Three different vibrating objects produce three-types of sounds X, Y and Z. Sounds X and Y cannot be heard by a man having normal range of hearing but sound Z can be heard easily. The sound X is used in hospitals to break kidney stones of a patient into fine grains which then get flushed out with urine. The sound Y is similar to that which is produced during an earthquake before the main shock wave is generated.
(a) What type of sounds are (i) X (ii) Y, and (iii) Z ?
(b) Name one device which can produce sound like X.
(c) Name one device in a science laboratory which can produce sound like Y.
(d) Name one device in our homes which can produce sound like Z.
(e) What is the frequency range of sounds like Z ?
The audible range of frequencies of an average human ear is from 20 Hz to 20 kHz. Calculate the corresponding wavelengths. (Speed of sound in air is 344 ms–1)