# Question: Does Wave Frequency Affect Speed?

The relationship of the speed of sound, its frequency, and wavelength is the same as for all waves: vw = fλ, where vw is the speed of sound, f is its frequency, and λ is its wavelength.

The frequency is the same as that of the source and is the number of waves that pass a point per unit time..

## What happens to speed if frequency is doubled?

Doubling the frequency of a wave source (without altering the medium) doubles the speed of the waves. Don’t be fooled. Wave speed may equal frequency*wavelength. Yet doubling the frequency only halves the wavelength; wave speed remains the same.

## At what temperature where sound travels the slowest?

At freezing (0º Celcius), sound travels through air at 331 meters per second (about 740 mph). But, at 20ºC, room temperature, sound travels at 343 meters per second (767 mph). Liquids: Sound travels faster in liquids than in gases because molecules are more tightly packed.

## When the frequency increases the waves become?

When frequency increases more wave crests pass a fixed point each second. That means the wavelength shortens. So, as frequency increases, wavelength decreases. The opposite is also true—as frequency decreases, wavelength increases.

## Which medium do sound waves travel the slowest?

As a rule sound travels slowest through gases, faster through liquids, and fastest through solids. The speed of light as it travels through air and space is much faster than that of sound; it travels at 300 million meters per second or 273,400 miles per hour.

## Does frequency increase with speed?

That means speed is directly proportional to frequency. When frequency increases, speed increases and vice versa.

## On which air temperature does sound travel the fastest?

Does air temperature affect the speed of sound? Kim Strong, a professor of physics at the University of Toronto says the answer is yes, in fact sound travels faster when the air is hotter. At 25 C, the speed of sound is 1,246 kilometres per hour.

## Why can sound not travel through space?

Sound does not travel at all in space. The vacuum of outer space has essentially zero air. Because sound is just vibrating air, space has no air to vibrate and therefore no sound. … Radio is a form of electromagnetic radiation just like light and can therefore travel through the vacuum of space just fine.

## What factors affect the speed of a wave?

Waves travel through a medium: A medium is any substance or region through which a wave is transmitted. The speed of a wave is dependant on four factors: wavelength, frequency, medium, and temperature. Wave speed is calculated by multiplying the wavelength times the frequency (speed = l * f).