depends on several factors. the speed of sound is 343 meters per second (1,125 feet/s). This equates to 1,236 kilometers per hour (768 mph), or about one kilometre in three seconds and about one mile in five seconds.
Asked in Physics
What would happen if the diaphragm of a speaker exceeded the sound barrier?
Exceeding the sound barrier refers to speed of travel, not loudness of sound. A speaker cannot "exceed the sound barrier". ...
Asked in Science
How many decibels are needed to break the sound barrier?
The sound barrier is a term associated with the speed of sound in air. In that light, breaking the sound barrier is done with speed and not with a loud (many decibel) sound. We don't see anyone breaking the sound barrier by exceeding "x" number of decibels, but by exceeding the speed of sound in air. The speed of sound in air is about 343 meters per second, which is about 1,126 feet per second. That's about 1,236 kilometres per hour, or...
Asked in Physics
How fast is the sound barrier?
The sound barrier does not move and so its speed is zero. The sound barrier refers to the speed of sound in a specified medium: the denser the medium, the higher the speed of sound and factors such as temperature, altitude and humidity affect the speed of sound in air. At normal temperature and pressure, and at seas level, the speed of sound in air is 343.2 metres/second. ...
Asked in Astronomy, Speed of Sound
What year did Chuck Yeager break the speed of sound?
Yeager was the first man to break the sound barrier on October 14, 1947 he broke the sound barrier when he was 24 ...
Asked in Firearms
Are there any guns that can break the sound barrier?
Most modern guns DO fire bullets that break the sound barrier. That is, their bullets travel faster than the speed of sound when they are fired. ...
Asked in Air Travel
How can planes fly 596 mph when going to Europe and not break the sound barrier?
Because breaking the sound barrier requires exceeding the speed of sound. The speed of sound is approximately 761 miles per hour at seal level at an the air temperature of 59 degrees Fahrenheit. ...
Asked in Chemistry
Explain what it means to break the sound barrier?
Breaking the sound barrier means that an object is moving faster than the velocity of sound. The speed of sound is 343 meters per second or 1,125 feet/second. When an object moves just below the speed of sound the sound it makes builds up preassure waves. When it reaches the speed of sound these pressure waves can not compress any more. They effectively create a "Wall of Air." "Breaking the sound barrier" means that an object has enough force to push through...
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What is the sound barrier made of?
The sound barrier to my knowledge, would be the buildup of energy as a plane or vehicle approaches the Speed of sound. It is also visible when something breaks the sound barrier. Check it out on youtube. It looks like a cloud. So in a way, anyway, it is a barrier, because it is harder to push through than if you were going 200mph. ...
Asked in Physics, Air Travel
If a plane is flying at 700 MPH with a 100 MPH tail wind and the sound barrier is 660 MPH will it break the sound barrier?
At 700mph( its' ability to go 600 plus 100 more pushing him) it already broke your speed of sound barrier of 660mph. ...
Asked in Speed of Sound, Air Guns and Air Rifles
How many fps does a pellet have to shoot to break the sound barrier?
It must travel over 1126 FPS to break the sound barrier. several air rifles are capable of this speed. ...