A hospital uses an ultrasonic scanner to locate tumours in a tissue. What is the wavelength of sound in the tissue in which the speed of sound is 1.7 km s–1? The operating frequency of the scanner is 4.2 MHz. | Learn NCERT solution | Education portal Class 11 Physics | Study online Unit-15 Waves



Q.7:- A hospital uses an ultrasonic scanner to locate tumours in a tissue. What is the wavelength of sound in the tissue in which the speed of sound is 1.7 km s–1? The operating frequency of the scanner is 4.2 MHz.

 

 

Answer:-



Speed of sound in the tissue, v = 1.7 km/s = 1.7 × 103 m/s
Operating frequency of the scanner, ν = 4.2 MHz = 4.2 × 106 Hz
The wavelength of sound in the tissue is given as:
λ = v/v
= 1.7 × 103 / 4.2 × 106 = 4.1 × 10-4 m.