# Characteristics of sound waves

### Characteristics of sound waves

This animation explains the most important characteristics of waves through sound waves.

Physics

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### Questions

• Is it true that the louder we shout, the further sound travels?
• Is it true that the wave speed depends on the frequency?
• What is the unit of frequency?
• What describes the number of vibrations in one second?
• What is the relationship between frequency and wavelength?
• What is the relationship between frequency and amplitude?
• What is the unit of amplitude?
• Where does sound travel faster: in water or in air?
• How fast does sound travel in air at 15°C?
• What is an ultrasound?
• What is the phase difference between two vibrating particles that are in phase?
• Is it true that sound waves traveling in gases are always longitudinal?
• What is a wave front?
• What is the wavelength of a 20,000 Hz sound wave traveling in air at sea level? (c=f*λ)

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