Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 9 years ago

why do sound waves travel in the form of concentric circles?

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    In an isotropic medium (a medium that is the same in all directions) sound waves travel in the form of concentric spherical shells. If you look at a slice through the shells in 2 dimensions, you will see the concentric circles that you mentioned. The reason the for the spherical shells or circles is because the sound waves are spreading out in all directions at the same speed -- the speed of sound.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    definitely no longer in circles yet concentric spheres. each element on a given sphere are the two distant to the middle. that's why. yet while the media is moving, thas is a streaming liquid or windy air the form is almost a stretched balloon pointing to the path of bypass. Ongoing tension fluctuations are transferred from inner to outer around floor of medium. Medium would not pass yet vibrate.

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