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TEMPERATURE AND THE SPEED OF SOUND

After reading this section you will be able to do the following:

  • Observe the demonstrations below and explain the differences in the speed of sound when the temperature is changed.

 

Speed of Sound



358.0 m/s





343.6 m/s





330.4 m/s

 

Questions

  1. What happens to the speed of sound when the temperature changes?
  2. Does sound travel faster or slower as temperature increases?