Ultrasonic sound waves are waves of sound beyond the range of perception. These sound waves are used by bats and dolphins for navigation and by medical imaging and in non-destructi...
A sound wave is similar in nature to a slinky wave for a variety of reasons. First, there is a medium which carries the disturbance from one location to another. Typically, this medium is air; though it could be any material such as water or steel...
edit]. Sound is transmitted through gases, plasma, and liquids as longitudinal
waves, also called ...
Offers an animation of how high and low pressure waves make the eardrum
vibrate along with information on how the journey of sound waves affects the
Their kinship goes back to the ukulele no doubt as Hawaiians recomposed amidst post-olo board sessions (picture Eddie and Clyde Aikau chillin' around a fire after a Waimea session, ukulele and some cold ones in hand) , but the term "surf music" waxed electric a generati... More »
The motion of the particles is parallel (and anti-parallel) to the direction of the
energy transport. This is what characterizes sound waves in air as longitudinal ...
Overview of Sound Waves by Ron Kurtus - Succeed in Understanding Physics:
School for Champions.
An introduction to sound waves with illustrations and explanations. Includes
examples of simple wave forms.
This simulation lets you see sound waves. Adjust the frequency or volume and
you can see and hear how the wave changes. Move the listener around and hear
This process is called vortex shedding and is another means by which sound
waves are formed. This is how a whistle or flute produces sound. Aslo the aeolian