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I would like to start a discussion involving how sound works.

by ymalmsteen887
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ymalmsteen887
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Feb25-11, 03:38 AM
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Quote Quote by jarednjames View Post
You are describing a water wave as a sine wave - transverse wave. Sound is not a transverse wave and so you can't describe it the same way as water is displaced in peaks and troughs.

You can describe sound as it would be represented as a sine wave but can't compare the motion of water molecules to air particles.
Are you going to respond or are we finished here? I'm not impatient I just thought you were wating for me to ask another question cause I was asking for clarification on my last comment.
JaredJames
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Feb25-11, 05:40 AM
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Ok here is what I know so far sound is a pressure wave which is molecules vibrating back and forth and the wave is measured by the distance between two compressed or expanded areas.
Correct
Whats the next logical step before I can understand attenuation of different frequencies?
As per pythagoreans response.
ymalmsteen887
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Feb25-11, 07:34 AM
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Quote Quote by jarednjames View Post
Correct


As per pythagoreans response.
Well I mean can you explain it or are you telling me to read a book on it? I want to keep it simple right now.


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