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Speed of sound


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What is Sound?


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The speed of sound is the distance travelled per unit time by a sound wave as it propagates through an elastic medium. In dry air at 0 °C (32 °F), the speed of sound is 331.2 metres per second. At 20 °C (68 °F), the speed of sound is 343 metres per second, or a kilometre in 2.91 s or a mile in 4.69 s.
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  • History 

  • Basic concepts 

  • Equations 

  • Dependence on the properties of the medium 

  • Altitude variation and implications for atmospheric acoustics 

  • Practical formula for dry air 

  • Details 

  • Effect of frequency and gas composition 

  • Mach number 

  • Experimental methods 

  • Non-gaseous media 

  • Gradients