# What happens when a wave source moves toward a receiver?

## What happens when a wave source moves toward a receiver?

When a wave source moves toward a receiver, does the receiver encounter an increase in wave frequency, wave speed, or both? When a wave source moves toward a receiver, the frequency increases. The Doppler Effect occurs in all waves.

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## Why does the sound travels fastest in solid and slowest in the air?

Solids are packed together tighter than liquids and gases, hence sound travels fastest in solids. The distances in liquids are shorter than in gases, but longer than in solids. Gases are the slowest because they are the least dense: the molecules in gases are very far apart, compared with solids and liquids.

## Why sound travels fastest in solid and slowest gas?

Sound travels more quickly through solids than through liquids and gases because the molecules of a solid are closer together and, therefore, can transmit the vibrations (energy) faster. Sound travels most slowly through gases because the molecules of a gas are farthest apart.

## What does sound travel through the slowest?

As a rule sound travels slowest through gases, faster through liquids, and fastest through solids. The speed of light as it travels through air and space is much faster than that of sound; it travels at 300 million meters per second or 273,400 miles per hour.

Robert Boyle

## Why can’t you hear a bell in a vacuum?

Radio waves travel perfectly fine through a vacuum because they are a type of electromagnetic wave (light), and electromagnetic waves do not need a medium to travel through. Because of this vacuum, you can no longer hear the bell jingle until you allow air to enter the bottle.

## Can you prove that experimentally sound does not travel in a vacuum?

The experiment is done by placing an electrical bell in the bell jar. As the air is pumped out of the sealed bell jar, the sound from the bell jar fades. However, the sound is not audible to our ears because of the vacuum inside the jar. This demonstrates that the sound wave cannot travel through vacuum.

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