Subject: How does sound travel faster in a less dense medium and fastest in solids?
Date: Mon Jul 18 11:21:34 2005
Posted by co
Grade level: 7-9
School: Pike Creek Christian School
City: Newark State/Province: DE
Area of science: Physics
I was teaching the section on sound travel and the question arose that it
seems contradictory that sound would travel faster through a less dense medium
(like iron versus gold) and at the same time travel fastest through a solid as
opposed to a gas because a solid is more dense than a gas. Does it have to do
with longitudinal waves?
Re: How does sound travel faster in a less dense medium and fastest in solids?
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