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speed sound

Sound velocity

  • Sound velocity in conventional use in scientific literature is the same as sound speed.
  • Sound velocity should not be confused with sound particle velocity, which is the velocity of the individual particles.

In a gas the sound particle velocity is comparable to the sound speed, while in a solid or fluid the sound particle velocity is much smaller than the sound speed.

See also

Speed of sound

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