BIO Mosquito Courtship Male mosquitoes in the mood for mating find female mosquitoes of their own species by listening for the characteristic “buzzing” frequency of the female’s wing beats. This frequency is about 605 wing beats per second, (a) How many wing beats occur in one minute? (b) How many cycles of oscillation does the radiation from a cesium-133 atom complete during one mosquito wing beat?
The frequency of the buzzing is 605 wing beats per second.
(a) 1 minute = 60 seconds
1 second =
The frequency of the buzzing = (605 beats/s)
(b) The frequency of radiation from a Cesium-133 atom
The number of cycles of radiation in one second is
The number of cycles during 1 mosquito wing beat,
i.e., the number of cycles in