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 Jan 26th 2010, 05:30 AM #1 Junior Member   Join Date: Jan 2010 Posts: 2 wave If an echo is heard one second after the holler and reflects off canyon walls which are a distance of 170 meters away,then what is the speed of the wave?
 Jan 26th 2010, 09:46 AM #2 Member   Join Date: Jan 2010 Posts: 48 reply Hi Well, first of all I want to say question is very simple and you just need to think a little about it. If a sound wave reflect from a wall situated at a distance of 170 meters, it means it take a round trip of 170+170m for sound to return to your ear which is an echo. All this distance has been covered in 1 s so simply speed of wave is 340m per second. You got it??????
 Sep 6th 2010, 11:56 PM #3 Junior Member   Join Date: Sep 2010 Posts: 5 Right!!! @vyomictor is right you can think that in 1 sec it strike and come back to the same position. It means if the walls are at 170 meters, echo traveled 170 in half sec to strike walls and come back 170 meters to the same place. Simply it means 170+170=360m/sec Last edited by arbolis; Sep 7th 2010 at 08:56 AM. Reason: incomplete
 Feb 7th 2011, 03:49 AM #4 Junior Member   Join Date: Feb 2011 Posts: 3 In fluid dynamics, wind waves or, more precisely, wind-generated waves are surface waves that occur on the free surface of oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, and canals or even on small puddles and ponds. They usually result from the wind blowing over a vast enough stretch of fluid surface. Waves in the oceans can travel thousands of miles before reaching land. Wind waves range in size from small ripples to huge rogue waves.[1] When directly being generated and affected by the local winds, a wind wave system is called a wind sea. After the wind ceases to blow, wind waves are called swell. Or, more generally, a swell consists of wind generated waves that are not — or hardly — affected by the local wind at that time. They have been generated elsewhere, or some time ago.[2] Wind waves in the ocean are called ocean surface waves. Tsunamis are a specific type of wave not caused by wind but by geological effects. In deep water, tsunamis are not visible because they are small in height and very long in wavelength. They may grow to devastating proportions at the coast due to reduced water depth.
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 Originally Posted by Herry 170+170=360m/sec
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 May 3rd 2016, 05:53 PM #6 Junior Member   Join Date: May 2016 Posts: 2 Tsunami Modelling Can you proof equation (13) at http://basin.earth.ncu.edu.tw/downlo...20modeling.pdf ∂u/∂t+u∂u/∂x+g∂ξ/∂x+k u|u|/(2h(x))=0 ∂ξ/∂t+∂/∂x [(h(x)+ξ)u]=0
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 Jul 5th 2016, 06:20 PM #8 Senior Member     Join Date: Jun 2016 Location: England Posts: 366 One could suggest that your post (and of course also my post) have nothing to do with the original thread... However I think the original thread had run its course (some years ago) so I don't think we can be accused of impolitely intruding into an ongoing thread. In an open forum, where anyone is free to post, it is (unfortunately) inevitable that there will be people who don't follow (and probably don't even read) the forum rules.
 Dec 27th 2017, 10:29 AM #9 Junior Member   Join Date: Dec 2017 Location: Boise, USA Posts: 1 The speed is 340 m per second. 170+170= 340. It is a simple question. If you are interested in something more complicated I would recommend https://studydaddy.com/ there you can get answers at the most challenging questions.
 Dec 27th 2017, 01:03 PM #10 Physics Team   Join Date: Apr 2009 Location: Boston's North Shore Posts: 1,259 At this point I have to say that I'm extremely disappointed in everyone in this forum for not following the rules in helping people. Since I don't wish to be party to doing people's home work for them I leaving permanently and as such won't be returning. The fact that nobody is willing to get rid of the spams has solidified this for me. This place such went down hill since I joined. Good bye.

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