ERIC Number: EJ1080562
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
Measuring the Speed of Sound in Water
Ward, Richard J.
Physics Education, v50 n6 p727-732 Nov 2015
This paper begins with an early measurement of the speed of sound in water. A historical overview of the consequent development of SONAR and medical imaging is given. A method of measuring the speed suitable for demonstration to year 10 students is described in detail, and an explanation of its systematic error examined.
Descriptors: Water, Acoustics, Motion, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Methodology, Scientific Principles, Science Experiments, Physics, Measurement Techniques, Science Education History
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