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 - Questions: 1

Answer

Sound exhibits characteristics of waves such as interference, diffraction, refraction, and requires a medium to travel through.

Work Step by Step

Sound sources can exhibit interference (as in the phenomenon of beats), which is characteristic of waves. Sound also diffracts (e.g., it travels around corners) and refracts, and it also requires a medium (such as air or water) to be transmitted, showing that it is a mechanical wave.
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