Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321993721
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Chapter 14 - For Thought and Discussion: 9

Answer

The speed of the sound will increase by $\sqrt2$.

Work Step by Step

We know that the speed of a sound wave in a medium is directly related to the square root of the pressure of that medium. Thus, if the medium has its pressure double, it follows that the speed of the sound will increase by a factor of $ \sqrt2$.
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