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Sound Waves and Music

A tutorial from the Physics Classroom that clearly explains the nature, properties and behaviour of sound waves and music, with good animations.

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The Speed of Sound

The first analytical determination of the speed of sound was given by Isaac Newton in Proposition 49 of Book II of the Principia.

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Speed of Sound Calculator

A simple program that allows you to calculate the speed of sound according to temperature humidity and pressure.

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Red Bull Stratos Speed of Sound

A website from the record breaking skydive about the speed of sound

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Speed of Sound

A great explainer site about how the speed of sound is calculated and how it changes with temperature and altitude.

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Speed Of Sound

Short page of information on the speed of sound in air and some other gases.

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What is sound?

A basic explanation of sound: what it is, how it travels, how you characterise sounds (frequency, wavelegth and intensity) and how they are made.

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Learn about the speed of sound

A site to learn about the speed of sound and test yourself afterwards.

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The speed of sound in other materials

Find out how different materials affect the speed of sound.

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Faster than sound

Describes the early attempts to break the sound barrier. Includes descriptions, information, including the latest attempts to beat speed records on land, water and in the air.

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