# Science Fiction Movie and sound waves

by ahrog
Tags: fiction, movie, science, sound, waves
 P: 47 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data In a science fiction movie, when a spaceship explodes, the vibrations from the sound nearly destroy a nearby spaceship. If you were the science consultant for the movie, what would your advice be for the producer? 2. Relevant equations I don't think there are any 3. The attempt at a solution This is more of a "what the heck are they referring to" kind of question. I don't understand what kind of advice they want in the answer.
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 Quote by ahrog 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data In a science fiction movie, when a spaceship explodes, the vibrations from the sound nearly destroy a nearby spaceship. If you were the science consultant for the movie, what would your advice be for the producer? 3. The attempt at a solution This is more of a "what the heck are they referring to" kind of question. I don't understand what kind of advice they want in the answer.
http://hypertextbook.com/physics/waves/sound/
 P: 47 The link wouldn't load for me,(apparently the The network link was interrupted while negotiating a connection. Please try again.) but it did inspire the idea of space being like a vacuum, and that sound cannot travel in it, so the explosion due to sound wouldn't happen. Thanks :)
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## Science Fiction Movie and sound waves

That would be the idea.

Good luck.
 PF Patron HW Helper P: 3,394 Making the word MEDIUM meaningful . . . If you want to make a water wave, you need water. If you want to make a rope wave, you need a _____ If you want to make a sound wave, you need ______
 P: 15,294 Well, I don't know why everyone's conecntrating on sound. The pressure wave from expanding gases will do nicely. Perhaps the advice to the producer should be along the lines of "ensure you show an explosion with expanding gases".

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