Sound as a Pressure Wave Video Tutorial

Many students are troubled by the idea of sound being a wave when there are no crests and troughs. In this Sound as a Pressure Wave Video Tutorial, Mr. H clears up the confusion with a short presentation on why sound can be thought of as a pressure wave. Numerous examples, illustrations, and animations assist in the explanations. The video lesson answers the following questions:

  1. Why is a sound wave referred to as a pressure wave?
  2. How are compressions and rarefactions associated with pressure?


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