Question 1 Report
The sound from a bell in an enclosed jar gradually faints away while the jar is being evacuated. Which of the following explains this observation?
The observation that the sound from a bell in an enclosed jar gradually faints away while the jar is being evacuated can be explained by the fact that there is no more material medium for the sound waves to propagate through. Sound waves are vibrations that propagate through a medium such as air, water, or solids. When the jar is evacuated, the air is pumped out, resulting in a decrease in pressure inside the jar. As the pressure decreases, the density of the air inside the jar decreases as well. Sound waves require a medium to travel through, and in this case, there is less and less air inside the jar, resulting in fewer particles available to transmit the sound waves. Eventually, when the jar is fully evacuated, there is no more air left inside the jar to transmit the sound waves. Therefore, the correct option is: there is no more material medium.