Two loudspeakers M and N are located 20m apart and emit

Two loudspeakers M and N are located 20m apart and emit sound at frequencies 118 Hz and 121 Hz, respectively. A car is initially at a point P, 1800 m away from the midpoint Q of the line MN and moves towards Q constantly at 60 km/hr along the perpendicular bisector of MN. It crosses Q and eventually reaches a point R, 1800 m away from Let n(t) represent the beat frequency measured by a person sitting in the car at time t. Let n , n and n be the beat frequencies measured at locations P, Q and R, respectively. The speed of sound in air is 330 ms–1. Which of the following statement(s) is(are) true regarding the sound heard by the person ?

  1. The plot below represents schematically the variation of beat frequency with time
    13A
  2. The plot below represents schematically the variations of beat frequency with time
    13B
  3. The rate of change in beat frequency is maximum when the car passes through Q
Anurag Mishra Professor Asked on 23rd May 2016 in Physics.
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    Answer: (a) The plot below represents schematically the variation of beat frequency with time, (c) The rate of change in beat frequency is maximum when the car passes through Q  & (d) Vp + Vr = 2Vq

    Anurag Mishra Professor Answered on 24th May 2016.
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