Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 20 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 20

Answer

The sound is louder because the tuning fork couples to the table top, and gets it to vibrate. The vibrating table top has a large surface and moves a lot more air than the vibrating tines of the tuning fork.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 382.
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