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In layman terms how does sound work ?

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  • 2 months ago

    It emits noise which our ears then pick up.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Sound is a wave that is produced by moving air or water. Sound is produced by vibrating something that will move air or water.  For example, if you beat a drum, the surface of the drum vibrates, and the vibration moves the air. The sound that is produced then travels like a wave away from the drum. The air from the drum does not travel all the way from the drum to your ear. Instead it moves the air molecules next to it, causing it to vibrate, and that air in turn sends its energy to the air molecules next to it. So, sound energy can travel quickly from one place to another fast than if the air were to move like a jet stream. Sound for example can travel at the speed of sound, 767 miles per hour, instead of moving like a stream of air. The strongest hurricanes only have winds that reach about 200 mph. So, that is why sound can travel much faster without blowing your ear drum. Sound is similar to the "wave" that fans do in a stadium. No one is moving from one part of the stadium to another, but the "wave" (produced by people standing up and sitting down) can travel around the stadium, and much faster than a person can move by running or walking. When the sound reaches your ear, the moving air vibrates your ear drum, and the vibrating ear drum sends nerve signals to your brain. The brain can then "hear" the sound. Different sounds have different frequencies. Frequency means how many times the sound wave vibrates within a period of time. The more often the sound vibrates within a second, the higher the "pitch" of the sound. Humans make sound by vibrating our vocal cords. How loud the sound is depends on how strong the wave is. Think of a weak sound as similar to a ripple across a pond, and a loud sound as a wave that is tall enough for a person to ride on a surf board.

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  • 2 months ago

    Some incident causes the air around it to vibrate with an intensity and frequency. Air waves propagate through the atmosphere to the ear or other sound receiver. The vibrating air waves move the diaphragm of the ear or other receiver and are perceived as sound intensity and frequency which may be altered by the medium of transmission or interfering objects.

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  • 2 months ago

    Molecules bump against molecules until they hit you ear drum and stimulate your brain.

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  • 2 months ago

    Waves pick up by ear drums through vibration  that is turn into electrical nerve pulses interrupted by the brain as sound same as a phone voice in sound waves turn into electricity back into sound waves 

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  • Jim
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Sound is simply air vibrating towards and away from you, imagine ocean waves coming towards you, now speed that up.

    Did you know Wikipedia has a 'simple' version?

    https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound

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  • 2 months ago

    Audible vibrations at different speeds.

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