The Distance Sound Traveled calculator computes the distance sound has traveled based on the speed of sound and the duration of travel.
INSTRUCTIONS: Choose units and enter the following:
Distance Sound Traveled (d): The calculator returns the distance in meters. However this can be automatically converted to compatible unit via the pull-down menu.
Have you ever guessedfrom the flash until you heard the boom? What you've done is made a estimate of the distance sound has traveled in a period of time. The is :
d = V • t
Theis 343.2 meters per second.