Kundt tube

[ koont ]
/ kʊnt /

noun Physics.

a gas-filled tube used to measure the speed of sound: when a membrane at one end is vibrated at a frequency that produces standing waves, a layer of powder forms lumps at the nodes.

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Origin of Kundt tube

named after August Kundt (1839–94), German physicist

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