Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 11 - Oscillations and Waves - Questions - Page 320: 14


We expect the speed of sound waves in air to increase as the air temperature increases.

Work Step by Step

Refer to equation 11–14b. The speed of sound waves in a gas is given by $v=\sqrt{\frac{B}{\rho}}$. When the air temperature increases, the density $\rho$ decreases, so the wave speed becomes higher.
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