Have you ever listened for an approaching train by kneeling next to a railroad track and putting your ear to the rail? Young's modulus for steel is Y = 2.00 x 1011 N/m2, and the density of steel is = 7860 kg/m3. On a day when the temperature is 15.0 oC, how many times greater is the speed of sound in the rail than in the air?
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