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Q & A: Is the speed of sound dependent on frequency?

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Most recent answer: 01/01/2017
Q:
the frequecies of two sounds emitted by vibrating guitar strings are 200hz and 250hz.which of the two sounds will move faster through the air ?
- naima mourad (age 18)
lebanon
A:

The speed of sound in air is independent of frequency at guitar frequencies.    There is a very small effect, ~0.1% , below audio frequencies.   See http://www.phy.mtu.edu/~suits/SpeedofSound.html for some graphs.

LeeH


(published on 01/01/2017)

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