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What is sound? Explain with example how does sound travel in a medium. - Physics

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What is sound? Explain with example how does sound travel in a medium.

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Sound is defined as form of energy that produces the sensation of hearing in our ears. The sound travels in medium through energy transfers by wave motion from one place to another. For example , when the prong of the tuning fork vibrate , the waves start moving from one fork to another , the air start getting compressed . The compression is pushed forward. Now, when the fork vibrate in another direction, the air in the immediate neighbor which was compressed, now get rarefied. As a result, a series of compression and rarefactions are produced and sound energy travels in the direction where compression and rarefactions travel.

Concept: Sound
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Frank Class 9 Physics ICSE
Chapter 7 Sound
Exercise | Q 24 | Page 286
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