Speed of sound

United Kingdom, 1950

Film
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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

ACMI Identifier

28805

Subject categories

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Science - Study and teaching

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Echo sounding

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Physics

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Science - Study and teaching

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Sound - Experiments

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Sound-waves

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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