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ERIC Number: EJ943425
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Experimenting with End-Correction and the Speed of Sound
LoPresto, Michael C.
Physics Education, v46 n4 p437-439 Jul 2011
What follows is an alternative to the standard tuning fork and quarter-wave tube speed of sound experiment. Rather than adjusting the water level in a glass or plastic tube to vary the length of an air column, a set of resonance tubes of different lengths is used. The experiment still demonstrates the principles of standing waves in air columns and can also be used to study end-correction as well as determining the speed of sound in air. (Contains 1 table and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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