Speed of sound

United Kingdom, 1950

Film
Please note

Sorry, we don't have images or video for this item.

Simple demonstrations are used to compare the speed of sound through air and through metal. Methods of determing the speed of sound in air, as determined by the French Academy Commission in 1738, and in water, as determined by Colladon and Sturm in Lake Geneva, are illustrated. Practical applications of the speed of sound are mentioned; the use of sound waves in echo sounding and depth plotting; sound ranging in gun location.

Credits

director

S.G. Fergusson

producer

Frank Wells

production company

Gaumont-British Instructional

Language

English

Duration

00:05:03:00

Colour

Black and White

Please note: this archive is an ongoing body of work. Sometimes the credit information (director, year etc) isn’t available so these fields may be left blank; we are progressively filling these in with further research.

Cite this work on Wikipedia

If you would like to cite this item, please use the following template: {{cite web |url=https://acmi.net.au/works/73087--speed-of-sound/ |title=Speed of sound |author=Australian Centre for the Moving Image |access-date=17 April 2021 |publisher=Australian Centre for the Moving Image}}