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TermDefinition
echo a reflected sound wave
elasticity Ability of a material to bounce back after being disturbed
density how much matter or mass there is in a medium
loudness describes you perception of the energy of a sound
intensity the amount of energy a sound wave carries per second through a unit area
decibel loudness of different sounds is compared using a unit
pitch a sound is a description of how high or low the sound seems to a person
ultrasound sound waves with frequencies above the normal human range of hearing
infrasound sounds with frequencies below the human range of hearing
larynx when you sing you change pitch using your vocal cords your vocal cords are located in your voice box a.k.a larynx
doppler effect the change in frequency of a wave as its source moves in relation to a observer
music a set of notes that combine in patterns that are pleasing
fundamental tone the lowest natural frequency of an object
overtones the objects higher natural frequencies
acoustics the differences you hear are due to the different ways that sounds interact
reverberation the echos of a sound are heard after the sound source stops producing sound waves
ear canal it collects sound waves and directs them into a narrow region
eardrum a small tightly stretched drum like 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 the uses the reflected ultrasound waves to create a picture
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