light and sound waves paper

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Kory Johnson FDSci206 10/22/2011 Light and Sound Waves There are many different kinds of waves in life that allow us to better perceive our surroundings. These waves can be short or long or occur frequently or perhaps rarely at all. They can be sound waves, light waves, X-rays, microwaves, or even ocean waves. All waves, however, share certain basic characteristics. I would like to take a second and explain just a couple of those types of waves and the physics behind them. First, I would like to discuss how sound waves work and how they are able to create sound for our ears. A sound wave is much like any other wave in the sense that it has a certain frequency in which it operates and it follows the basic guidelines. However, unlike light or ocean waves, sound waves are perceived through our ears based upon its pitch and frequency. Now, before I get to far into sound, I have to explain how most sound waves reach our ears. Sometimes, they are emitted from sources directly in front of us in which the waves just go
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