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ON  RESONANT REFLEXION OF  SOUND
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It is natural to expect an evanescence of reflexion when the damping is small and the tuning such as to give good resonance. In this case we may suppose kt and TT - 2^* to be small, and then (27) gives approximately
").......(28)
By (25)
kS = &! tanh 7^ = k-i tanh
Jc2 tan
so that
6
.(29)
Since S is large and positive, the condition for no reflexion can be satisfied by making the perforated area a- small enough.
For a more general discussion we may trace the curves (B, A, Fig. 1) 4
Fig. 1. * So that wave-length is 4 times I.                                   ik' sin k'                                        ( .>.>\