3B30.60 - Speed of Sound in Rod and Air

Rod and Air


PIRA Classification: 3B30.60

Description: A 0.5 meter metal rod is mounted to the lecture bench. At the far end of the rod sits a microphone sits. At the other end, a second microphone is 0.5 m from the rod. The rod is struck with a hammer, triggering the scope. The difference in pulse times is noted.

Special Instructions: Press 'single seq' on scope and hit rod with hammer.

Condition: Ok

Setup time: 2 minutes

Safety Issues: None