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NOVA's Faster than Sound is a short history of how Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in the Bell X-1. It includes interviews of the key people involved, including audio recording of their recollections. There is also a section about record speeds on land and water.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Waves and Pendula
- Acoustics
- Sound Reproduction
- Wave Motion
= Doppler Effect
= Shock Waves
- Informal Education
- High School
- Reference Material
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- General Publics
- Learners
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- audio/realaudio
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 1997 PBS
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Keywords: shock waves, sound barrier, speed record
Record Creator: Metadata instance created June 3, 2010 by Foha Rafiq
Record Updated: Jun 03, 2010 by Ed Lee
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October 1, 1997
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(Public Broadcasting Service, Arlington, 1997), WWW Document, (
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Faster than Sound. (1997, October 1). Retrieved June 13, 2024, from Public Broadcasting Service:
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Public Broadcasting Service. Faster than Sound. Arlington: Public Broadcasting Service, October 1, 1997. (accessed 13 June 2024).
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Faster than Sound. Arlington: Public Broadcasting Service, 1997. 1 Oct. 1997. 13 June 2024 <>.
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