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Class 9 Science|physics Short answer questions for Sound






Given below are the Class 9 Maths Short answer questions for Sound
a) Concepts questions
b) Calculation problems
c) Multiple choice questions
d) Long answer questions
e) Fill in the blank's



Question 1
Name two animals which can produce infrasonic waves.
Answer
Hippopotamus and whale
Question 2
What is reverberation?
Answer
Reverberation is defined as persistence of sound after the source has stopped emitting sound.
This is due to multiple reflections of sound waves.
Question 3
What is echo?
Answer
The sound waves produced bounce back or gets reflected from the mountain or buildings and come to our ears, this reflected sound is known as Echo. To hear echo, the barrier reflecting the sound should be least at a distance of 17 meters.
Question 4
What is infrasonic? Give an example.
Answer
Sound having frequency less than 20Hz is known as infrasonic sound or infrasonic.
Waves produced during earthquake are infrasonic.
Question 5
Give examples of organisms which can hear infrasonic?
Answer
Whales and elephants can produce and hear infrasonic sound.
Question 6
What are infrasonic and ultrasonic sounds?
Answer
Infrasonic sound has frequency less than 20 Hz and ultrasonic sound has frequency higher than 20 kHz.
Question 7
What is the audible range of human ear?
Answer
The audible range of human ear is 20 Hz to 20 kHz.
Question 8
Why do we hear sound of an approaching truck before the truck reaches us?
Answer
This is because velocity of sound is much greater than the velocity of truck
Question 9
What is the frequency of wave with time period 0.025 s?
Answer
Frequency (f) =1/Time period
=1/0.025
= 40Hz
Therefore, frequency of the wave = 40 Hz.
Question 10
A baby recognizes her mother by her voice. Name the characteristic of sound involved
Answer
The characteristic of sound involved in uniqueness of the sound is quality of sound or timber.
Question 11
What is SONAR? For what it is used?
Answer
SONAR is Sound Navigation And Ranging. It is a technique used to measure the depth of the sea, locate the sunken ships or icebergs and submarines.
Question 12
An echo is returned in 6 seconds. What is the distance of reflecting surface? from source? [Given that speed of sound is 342 m/s.]
Answer
Given
Time in which echo returned, t = 6 s,
Speed of sound, v = 342 m/s
Distance = Speed × Time = 342 × 6 = 2052m
As this distance is twice the distance of reflecting surface from source.
So,
The distance of reflecting surface from source = 2052 / 2 = 1026 m.
Question 13
Why Ceiling of good conference halls and concert halls are curved?
Answer
Ceiling of good conference halls and concert halls are curved so that the sound waves after reflecting from these walls reaches every part of the hall and can be easily heard by the listeners.
Question 14
(i) Define the time period of a wave.
(ii) Give the relation among speed of sound v, wavelength λ and its frequency f.
Answer
(i) Time period (T)
It is defined as the time required to complete one wave.
(ii) Speed of sound (v) = Wavelength ( λ ) × Frequency ( f )

Question 15
A body is vibrating 12000 times in one minute. If the velocity of sound in air is 360 m/s, find:
(a) Frequency of vibration in hertz,
(b) Wavelength of the wave produced.
Answer
(a) Frequency of vibration in hertz
Given,
Number of vibration in one minute = 12000
Number of vibrations in one sec =12000/60
=200Hz
Therefore, Frequency, f = 200 Hz
(b) Wavelength of the wave produced
Given,
Velocity of speed in air, v = 360 m/s
Frequency, f = 200 Hz
v = f λ
or λ=v/f
=360 /200 = 1.8m
Question 16
Why Sometimes we hear echo of sound.
Answer
We sometimes hear the echo of a sound produced because the distance between the source of the sound and the obstacle is at least 17.2
Question 17
What is a wave number?
Answer
The number of wavelengths present per unit length is called wave number. i.e. it is the reciprocal of wavelength = 1/λ.
Question 18
Are Sound waves mechanical waves?
Answer
Sound waves are mechanical waves as they need material medium for propagation which is the characteristic of the mechanical waves.
Question 19
A vibrating body produces sound. However, no sound is heard when a simple pendulum oscillates in air why?
Answer
Sound is produced only when the frequency of the wave is greater than 20 Hz. As a simple pendulum produces waves less than 20Hz they cannot be heard.
Question 20
What type of waves can travel in vacuum? Give example(s).
Answer
Electromagnetic waves can travel in vacuum. Sun light, X-rays are examples of electromagnetic waves.




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