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Diffraction effects are more easily detected in the case of sound waves than light waves because:


A
sound waves are longitudinal
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B
sound waves have smaller wavelength
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C
sound waves have larger wavelength
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D
sound waves are transverse
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Solution

The correct option is B sound waves have larger wavelength
Sound waves have higher wavelength and its wavelength is comparable to the dimension of opaque encounters in our daily life. Hence diffraction effects are more easily detected in the case of sound waves than light waves.

Physics
NCERT
Standard XII

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