Reference numberCLP/18i/122
TitlePaper, 'An account of an experiment touching the propagation of sound passing from the sonorous body into the common air in one direction only' by Francis Hauksbee
DescriptionHauksbee writes: 'Since by the former Experiment actual Sound could not be transmitted thro a Space void of Air; I was inclin'd to try whether that Sound, which should be propagated in a Receiver, having a Communication with the open Air at one small Apperture only, but otherwise intirely surrounded by a Vacuum; Whether I say, that Sound would be increas'd, or continu’d Sounding longer, at each Stroke that should be given the Bell, than it would do, were not its Body encompass’d by such a Medium.' He describes an experiment on the propagation of sound.

Subject: Physics

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'An account of an experiment, touching the propagation of sound, passing from the sonorous body into the common air, in one direction only'
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1708.0056
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8345Hauksbee; Francis (c 1660 - 1713)c 1660 - 1713
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