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Subject: Why don't we hear things that are really heated?

Date: Sun Apr 13 19:24:57 2008
Posted by Mindy
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If heat is rapidly moving atoms bumping into each other, and sound is caused by
atoms vibrating and passing energy by this collision, does that mean that heat
is sound and sound is heat?

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