The animation is a slow-motion representation of a a cross section of a sound wave propagating in Lucite. A detector, the orange square, is placed in the pipe and measures the pressure (position given in meters and time given in seconds).
What is the speed of the sound wave? Note: The animation runs for 0.1 seconds, press reset to reload the animation. Start
See Giancoli-PA: 12-1, Giancoli-SE: 16-2.
Physlet problem authored by Mario Belloni.
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