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Mechanical Waves And Sound

Subject : engineering
Instructions:
  • Answer 35 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. The highest point of the wave above the rest position






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






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






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






5. Wavelength x frequency






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






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






8. Consists of the ear canal






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






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






11. A unit that compares the intensity of different sounds






12. The frequency of a sound as you perceive it






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






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






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






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






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






18. Any motion that repeats at regular time intervals






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






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






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






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






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






24. Consists of the cochlea and the auditory nerve






25. The lowest point below the rest position






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






27. The number of complete cycles in a given time






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






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






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






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






32. When two or more waves overlap or combine together






33. The material through which a wave travels through






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






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