Sound Attenuation: Definition & Effects


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Technically, what is sound?

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1. What sort of pattern does sound travel in?

2. Sound attenuation occurs when oscillating sound waves are disrupted. What does this mean in terms of sound energy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These learning tools are designed to test your knowledge of sound attenuation. You'll be asked to define sound and understand how sound energy is affected by attenuation and absorption.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked to:

  • Define sound from a technical perspective
  • Recognize the pattern that sound travels in
  • Understand what happens to sound energy during attenuation
  • Identify how sound energy is transferred during sound absorption
  • Know the effect that scattering creates

Skills Practiced

The quiz helps you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about sound attenuation to understand what it does to sound energy
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the result of scattering
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you know what sound is

Additional Learning

To learn more about this concept, watch the lesson entitled Sound Attenuation: Definition & Effects. The related lesson helps students:

  • Define sound attenuation
  • Understand how objects affect sound
  • Learn another name for scattering