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Speed of Sound in Air

Measure the speed of sound in air using a tube that is closed at one end. Use a Sound Sensor to record the initial pulse of sound and its echo. Calculate the speed of sound based on the overall distance traveled and the round-trip time.


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Source: Lab #59

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Speed of Sound in Air