How Do Sound Waves Travel Through the Air?

Answer Imagine throwing a rock into a pond of still water. There is an initial splash, followed by a ripple that eventually peters out. The larger the rock you throw, the larger the wave and the longer it... Read More »

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How do sound waves travel?

Sound is defined as the rapid oscillation between increased density and pressure (compression) and decreased density and pressure (rarefaction) of particles. Sound is caused by disturbances in a pa... Read More »

What direction do sound waves travel?

Sound waves travel in all directions, similar to how waves travel when a rock falls into water, except that they also travel vertically. That is why you can hear people speak even when you are behi... Read More »

How does a sound meter read sound waves?

Sound is something we are exposed to on a daily basis without even thinking much about it---unless the sounds are too loud or too soft. There are ways to measure sound, and this can be achieved wit... Read More »

What are the uses of ultrasonic sound waves?

AnswerHere are a few:Ultrasonic cleaningUltrasonic motion detectionUltrasonic weldingUltrasonic sonographyUltrasonic communicationUltrasonic destructionHeart exams Pre-natal investigation