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Sound and Waves

Sound and Waves Review

TermDefinition
Compression Wave particles of the medium are displaced in a direction parallel to energy transport (looks like a slinky) Ex: Sound Waves
Longitudinal Wave particles of the medium are displaced in a direction parallel to energy transport (looks like a slinky) Ex: Sound Waves
Transverse Wave particles of the medium are displaced in a direction perpendicular to the direction of energy transport. Ex: Light Waves
Auricle Outer part of the ear which we can see. Channels sound into the inner ear
Outer Ear Canal produces ear wax and continues to funnel sound waves to the ear drum
Ear Drum located in the middle ear and is a sensitive piece of tightly stretched skin that turn the sound waves into vibrations
Ossicles small bones located in the inner ear that helps to send sound waves to the cochlea. The ossicles include the hammer, anvil and stirrup bones
Cochlea small curved tube filled with liquid that sends messages to the brain
Eustachian Tube a small tube connecting your middle ear to the back of your nose that acts like a pressure valve (makes your ears pop when air escapes)
Created by: brugnoc