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chapter 1-3 vocab

vocab test

Diffraction The change in direction of a wave when it encounters an obstacle or edge.
Refraction The bending of waves as they pass from one medium to another at an angle
Standing Wave A pattern of vibration that resembles a stationary wave.
Reflection the bouncing back of a wave when it meets a surface or a boundary.
Constructive interference Interference that increases amplitude.
Destructive interference -Interference that decreases amplitude.
Principle of superposition Method of adding Crests and Troughs of Interfering waves to describe a new wave.
Beats Sounds produced by the interference of waves that are used to tune Piano Strings.
Interference the combination of two or more waves that result in a single wave.
Nodes -Point in a standing wave that have no vibration due to destructive interference.
Sound is produced when matter vibrates.
Pitch depends on the frequency of a wave.
Infrasonic A sound that is below the range of human hearing.
Ultrasonic A sound that is above the range of human hearing.
Doppler Is the change in frequency/pitch of a sound.
Acoustics The science of sound.
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