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Mechanical Waves And Sound

Subject : engineering
Instructions:
  • Answer 35 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Any motion that repeats at regular time intervals






2. When two or more waves combine to produce a wave with a larger displacement






3. The time required for one cycle - a complete motion that returns to its starting point






4. The frequency of a sound as you perceive it






5. A disturbance in matter that carries energy from one place to another






6. Consists of the ear canal






7. The number of complete cycles in a given time






8. The bending of a wave as it enters a new medium at an angle






9. A wave in which the vibration of the medium is parallel to the direction the wave travels






10. When two or more waves overlap or combine together






11. An area where the particles in a medium are spaced close together






12. A wave that appears to stay in one place - it does not seem to move through the medium






13. Longitudinal waves - compressions and rarefactions that travel through a medium






14. A wave that travels along a surface separating two media (more than one medium)






15. A point where a crest or trough occurs midway between two nodes






16. The rate at which a wave's energy flows through a given area






17. The bending of a wave as it moves around an obstacle or passes through a narrow opening






18. The lowest point below the rest position






19. Wavelength x frequency






20. When two or more waves combine to produce a wave with a smaller displacement






21. Consists of the eardrum - hammer - anvil - & stirrup






22. Is the maximum displacement of the medium from its rest position on a wave






23. A physical response to the intensity of sound - modified by physical factors






24. When a wave bounces off a surface that it cannot pass through






25. An area where the particles in a medium are spread out






26. A technique used for determining the distance to an object underwater






27. The highest point of the wave above the rest position






28. The distance between a point on one wave and the same point on the next cycle of the wave






29. The response of a standing wave to another wave of the same frequency






30. A point on a standing wave that has no displacement from the rest position






31. A wave that causes the medium to vibrate at right angles to the direction in which the wave travels






32. A unit that compares the intensity of different sounds






33. A change in sound frequency caused by motion of the sound source - motion of the listener - or both






34. Consists of the cochlea and the auditory nerve






35. The material through which a wave travels through