Interference Patterns of Sound Waves


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What do we call the high and low points on a sound wave?

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1. When two different sound waves travel in the same direct and align, what is the result?

2. Acoustically, what is the result of destructive interference?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many different types of patterns associated with both sound waves and interference, and you can prove your knowledge of these patterns by answering the questions on the quiz. As you go through the questions, you will find that they ask you to identify associated terms or to explain concepts about these patterns.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and the worksheet offer you a way to judge the extent of your knowledge concerning the following:

  • The low and high points of a sound wave
  • Result of sound waves traveling together
  • A description of destructive interference
  • Two-point interference patterns
  • Alternating antinodes and nodes

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will let you polish up the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding destructive interference and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as high points and low points in sound waves
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding nodes and antinodes

Additional Learning

In the Interference Patterns of Sound Waves lesson, you can brush up on all the terminology and concepts addressed in the quiz plus more! Information discussed in the lesson includes the following:

  • Definition of sound wave
  • Properties and terminology of sound waves
  • The concept of wave interference
  • Different types of interference
  • The results of interference