Sound Waves Essay

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Sound Light and Ocean Biochemical Processes Propagation of sound and the transmission of light within water Sound All sounds come from vibrations causing sound waves. Sound waves will travel better through solids and liquids than they will gas. “Sound or acoustic energy involves the actual vibration of the actual material through which it passes and thus, in general, propagates best through solids and liquids, less well in gasses and not at all in a vacuum” (Wright et al., 1995, p. 70) Objects in water vibrate and cause sound-pressure waves that compress and decompress water molecules as the waves travels through the water. Sound waves will radiate at equal energy in all directions from source, in the form of compression waves. Sound waves are measured in frequency which can be defined as the number of pressure waves passing a fixed point in a set time. “The velocity of sound in seawater is approximately 1500ms”(Wright et al., 1995, p. 71) Wavelength is the distance (Nieukirk, 2013) peaks of a specific sound wave. The height of the wavelength measures loudness or amplitude. Frequency of sound waves is measured in…show more content…
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