Important terms of Sound Flashcards


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Vibration

Repeated back-and-forth motion of a particle when displaced from its original position.

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Pitch

Pitch describes how high or low sound is, and depends on the speed of vibration of the object.

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Amplitude

Amplitude is a measurement of the amount of energy transferred by a wave.

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Frequency

The number of waves that pass a given point in one second.

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Oscillation

Oscillation is going back and forth repeatedly between two positions or states.

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Wave

The number of waves that pass a point in a certain period of time.

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Loudness

Loudness is the measure of the response of the ear to the sound.

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Intensity

The amount of energy flowing per unit time through a unit area that is perpendicular to the direction in which the sound waves are travelling.

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Wavelength

The distance between two crests.