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The Theory Of Sound Which Constitutes The Physical Basis Of The Art Of Music.

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6                         VELOCITY OF SOUND..                  [I. § 4.
cloister and returned to the point of its origination regularly once in each interval between a stroke and its echo. Since each such interval was exactly equal to that between an echo and the following stroke, the whole movement of Sound took place in alternate equal intervals, i.e. in half the observed time, or fifteen seconds. Accordingly the sound travelled to and fro in the cloister 38 times in 15 seconds. The length thus traversed, I found to be 419 feet. The velocity of Sound per second thus comes out equal to
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