Measuring the Speed of Sound

Brown, Jeremy
June 2008
Science Teacher;Summer2008, Vol. 75 Issue 5, p62
Academic Journal
Science Experiment
The article presents science experiments designed to demonstrate how to measure the speed of sound. The author discusses how cardboard tubes can be used to detect echoes that can be measured and integrated into a formula to compute the speed of sound. Closed pipe resonance, in which sound waves travel through pipes, can attempted with an oscilloscope and a sound speaker to measure the speed of sound.


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