MadSci Network: Physics

Subject: Sound Waves

Date: Thu Apr 3 15:55:41 1997
Posted by: Justin Miller
Grade level: 10-12
School/Organization: Lincoln High School
City: Ellwood City State/Province: PA
Country: USA
Area of science: Physics
Message ID: 860104541.Ph
Sound Waves
Is it possible, because of diffraction of waves, to stand close
enough to a wall to not hear a sound?  I am talking about a very
large opening in the wall with the sound being of a very long
Short lines below represent barrier, long lines represent approaching
sound waves.  And yes, I know that sound waves aren't planar, but I
can't quite draw spherical waves on a flat screen...

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