WAVE MOTION AND SOUND WAVE

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A. Waves 1. A wave is a disturbance which moves with a fixed velocity through a medium. The wave form does not vary while in motion. B. Propagation of Sound Waves 1. To produce sound waves, we must have (a) vibrating object and (b) a medium for the sound waves to propagate

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