Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 12 - Sound - Misconceptual Questions: 2

Answer

Choice D.

Work Step by Step

Sound waves are longitudinal waves, so choice A is incorrect. The sound waves can be described either as longitudinal displacement of air molecules, or as the pressure differences that result from (or cause) these displacements.
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