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Prof Adams Joel Kellogg Physics II Lab Section B July 16, 2009 Lab #21 The Speed of Sound in Air Partners: David S
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Goals: The main goal was to determine if the speed of sound is a function of the frequency of the sound, secondly to further our study on standing waves and resonance. Procedure: The procedure can be found in the Physics Lab II Manual for COOP 2009, pages 49 – 52.
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Data:
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Analysis: The uncertainties for the frequency were reading uncertainties; they were determined by how much the frequency was altering on the wave generator. This number was chosen to be 2 Hz. The uncertainty in the length was a reading uncertainty from the meter stick; this was determined to be 1cm. The uncertainty for velocity was calculated using the high low method. Sample Calculations: Velocity: Uncertainty high/low: Percent difference: Wave Length: Deviation from average:
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Results and Tables:
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Conclusion: Summary of results: The velocity of sound is not independent of the frequency of the sound. The resonance of a frequency can be noticed by a change sound
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