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The objective of this laboratory was to measure the speed at which sound was traveling through the air, using the resonance of longitudinal waves.
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Experiment 13: Determining the Speed of Sound
April 29, 2011
The objective of this laboratory was to measure the speed at which sound was traveling through the
air, using the resonance of longitudinal waves.
1- Tall glass of water
1- PVC pipe, 10 in
1- Tape measure, 3 m
1- Mercury thermometer
1- Tuning fork, 384 Hz
1- Marker pencil
1- Block of wood
Data Table 1
Tuning fork frequency (Hz)
Water level to top of tube (m)
d= diameter of tube (m)
?= 4(L + 0.3d)
Room Temperature (°C)
In order to find the value of ? (the wavelength), I used the following equation:
?= 4(L + 0.3d)
I then plugged the values from Data Table 1 in to find the sound wavelength.
?= 4 (0.218 m + 0.3 * 0.020 m)
?= 4(0.218 m +
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