Speed of Sound

Speed of Sound - Speed of Sound The following experiment...

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Speed of Sound The following experiment was designed to calculate the speed of sound waves in the air. Using a simple resonance tube and tuning forks, we were able to measure resonance points and by doing so, we could determine this speed of sound. Error in the data collection was identified and systematic revisions are suggested for future trial. By: TA: Section: 75529 Monday (9:40-11:30)
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Objective: The purpose of this lab was to determine the speed of sound in different gas environments as well as to determine the effect of temperature on the speed of sound and to calculate an unknown frequency. Procedure: Part 1 : In part one of this lab standing waves were generated in a 0 degree Celsius air environment. First C4 note waves were used and the nodes were found. The wavelengths were then calculated using the distances of each node. These wavelengths were averaged and the average wavelength was used to calculate the experimental velocity. This was compared to the theoretical velocity by using the % discrepancy calculation from a calculated
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2011 for the course PHY 111 taught by Professor Cavatto during the Spring '08 term at ASU.

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Speed of Sound - Speed of Sound The following experiment...

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