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The Physics Philes, lesson 108: The Speed of Sound

Last week we talked a bit about how our ears work and how they perceive sound. If we’re having a conversation, the sound seems to travel from my mouth to your ears in an instant. But what do you hear in a thunder storm? We know that thunder is the …

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The Physics Philes, lesson 100: Need for Wave Speed II

Oh my goodness. Has it been a week already? Let’s see, where were we? Oh that’s right. Last week we started talking about how to find the speed of a transverse wave on a string. The first method was fairly straight forward. Now it’s time to move on to the …

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The Physics Philes, lesson 99: I Have a Need. A Need for Wave Speed!

Over the past several weeks we’ve been learning about mechanical waves in all they’re wavy wonder. Today we’ll look a little more in depth at one key property of a wave: the wave speed. We’ll start off easy with the propagation of a transverse wave on a string. Don’t worry …

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