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Sound WavesEdit

Sound is a longitudinal compression-expansion wave through matter. The wave speed is

(2.11)

where and are constants and is the absolute temperature. The absolute temperature is measured in Kelvins and is numerically given by

(2.12)

where is the temperature in Celsius degrees. The angular frequency of sound waves is thus given by

(2.13)

The speed of sound in air at normal temperatures is about .


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