Department of Pre-University Education, KarnatakaPUC Karnataka Science Class 12
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The Speed of Sound in Air is 332 M S−1. is It Advisable to Define the Length 1 M as the Distance Travelled by Sound in 1/332 S? - Physics

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The speed of sound in air is 332 m s−1. Is it advisable to define the length 1 m as the distance travelled by sound in 1/332 s?

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Solution

No, it is not advisable to define the length 1 m as the distance travelled by sound in 1/332 s because the speed of sound is affected by various factors such as temperature, humidity and nature of medium. So, it cannot be said that the distance travelled by sound in 1/332 s will be 1 m, less than 1 m or more than 1 m.

Concept: Speed of Light
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HC Verma Class 11, 12 Concepts of Physics 1
Chapter 21 Speed of Light
Short Answers | Q 1 | Page 447
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