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Sound Vocabulary

Echo a reflected sound wave
Elasticity the ability of a material to bouce back after being disturbed
Density how much matter, or mass there is in a given amount of space, or volume
Loudness your perception of the energy of a sound
Intensity the amount of energy a sound wave carries per second through a unit area
Decibel(db) the loudness of different sounds is compared using this unit
Pitch a description of how high or low a sound seems to a person
Ultrasound sound waves with frequencies above the normal human range of hearing
Infrasound sounds with frequencies beelow the human range of hearing
Larnyx your vocal cords are located in your larnyx also known as your voice box
Doppler Effect the change in frequency as its source moves in relation to an observer
Causes of the Doppler Effect the movement of a sound source moving making the frequency change because the motion of the force effects the movement of the waves.
Causes of a Sonic Boom when a shock wave formss as the sound waves overlap, causingbthe shock wave o release a huge amount of sound energy
Fundamental Tone the lowest natural frequency of an object
Overtone the objects higher natural frequencies
Acoustics the study of how sounds interact with eachother and the environment
Reverberation when the echos of a sound are heared after the sound source stups producing sound waves
Ear Canal a narrow region that collects sound
Ear Drum a small, tightly stretched, drumlike membrane
Cochlea a fluid filled cavity shaped like a snail shell
Echolocation the use of reflected sound waves to determine distances or to locate objects
Sonar a system that uses reflected sound waves to detect and locate objects underwater
Sonogram a device that reflects ultrasound wave to create a picture
Created by: delaney_