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Mechanical Waves And Sound

Subject : engineering
Instructions:
  • Answer 35 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. The rate at which a wave's energy flows through a given area






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






3. Consists of the ear canal






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






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






6. The number of complete cycles in a given time






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






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






9. Any motion that repeats at regular time intervals






10. The material through which a wave travels through






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






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






13. The frequency of a sound as you perceive it






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






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






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






17. Consists of the cochlea and the auditory nerve






18. Wavelength x frequency






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






20. A unit that compares the intensity of different sounds






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






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






23. The lowest point below the rest position






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






31. When two or more waves overlap or combine together






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






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






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






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