Thursday, November 29, 2012

Sound waves


When you make a sound, like plucking on a guitar string, it makes a vibration that pushes through the air.
guitar strings
(from: wikipedia - seven strings guitar)

Those invisible vibrations in the air are called sound waves and if you could see them you'd see they look a lot like the waves you see in the water.
sound waves
(from: wikipedia - sound waves)

The waves travel through the air until they hit your ear, then you hear the sounds!
ear
(from: wikipedia - ear)