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Mechanical Waves And Sound

Subject : engineering
Instructions:
  • Answer 35 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. The bending of a wave as it enters a new medium at an angle






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






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






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






5. A unit that compares the intensity of different sounds






6. Wavelength x frequency






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






8. When two or more waves overlap or combine together






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






10. Consists of the ear canal






11. The frequency of a sound as you perceive it






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






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






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






15. The lowest point below the rest position






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






26. Any motion that repeats at regular time intervals






27. The material through which a wave travels through






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






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






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






31. Consists of the cochlea and the auditory nerve






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






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






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






35. The number of complete cycles in a given time