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What is the speed of sound in iron?
- Mary Fajman (age 12)
Nightingale School, Chicago,Il. U.S.A.
Mary, that's a great question!
The exact answer depends on the
pressure and temperature of the iron as well as it's exact composition,
but I think a pretty good estimate of the speed of sound in iron would
be around 5 kilometers per second. (I will look into this further and
post any additional information). MS
(republished on 07/29/06)
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