What determines the shape of the sound curve? © Siemens Stiftung 2016 CC BY-SA 4.0 international

What determines the shape of the sound curve?

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Four different sound curves are shown; why are they of that shape?

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2016-04-15
A wave is a regularly repeating movement about the middle point of that movement; amplitude is the maximum displacement from the rest position; frequency is how often this process happens per second.

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Good for quick information on and revision of important basic principles of (acoustic) “Waves". To be worked on together in class or independently.

Relevant for teaching:
Sound/acoustics: parameters
Vibrations and waves
Worksheet (printable)
Physics; Technology
Grade 5 to 6; Grade 7 to 9; Grade 10 to 13
Middle/high school; Vocational training
Sound
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