Sound Waves

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  • Sound travels as a wave. 
  • Sound waves are caused by vibrating objects. 
  • These vibrations are passed through a medium as a series of compressions (rarefaction/compression) 
  • Sound waves are a type of longitudinal wave(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSLS37whuTe6TTJXKq67G6GSWD4dYCxxRBSeY2RVt7mZhgqQ-uJ)
  • Areas of compression have a short wavelength and high frequency, areas of rarefaction have a longer wavelength and a lower frequency. 
  • Usually, the denser the medium, the faster sound can travel through…

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