One-Dimensional Propagation

  • Steven L. Garrett
Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)


Having already invested in understanding both the equation of state in Chap.  7 and in the hydrodynamic equations in Chap.  8, only straightforward algebraic manipulations will be required to derive the wave equation, justify its solutions, calculate the speed of sound in fluids, and derive the expressions for acoustic intensity and the acoustic kinetic and potential energy densities. The “machinery” developed to describe waves on strings will be sufficient to describe one-dimensional sound propagation in fluids, even though the waves on the string were transverse and the one-dimensional waves in fluids are longitudinal.


Sound Speed Sound Source Sound Pressure Level Acoustic Pressure Transfer Impedance 
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  1. 1.Pine Grove MillsUSA

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