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Subject: dependence of speed of sound in air on temperature

Date: Mon Dec 14 03:04:58 1998
Posted by Frank Kodaks
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Area of science: Physics
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Isn't it true that sound travels faster in denser mediums like 
water and steel?  If so, why does sound travel slower at lower 
temperatures?  Isn't air more dense at lower temperatures and 
therefore wouldn't sound travel faster?  Thanks

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