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the distance between one part of a wave and the same part of the next wave
the highest point on any sound wave
the lowest point on any sound wave
the tallness of a wave. Changing the amplitude changes the loudness of softness of a sound.
making a sound louder
the number of times an object vibrates in a second
how we measure frequency
rapid back and forth movements that are the sources of all sounds
the highness or lowness of a sound
sound cannot travel because there is no matter
an instrument that used reflected sound waves to find underwater objects.
the way some animals use sound to locate other objects.
solid, liquid, or gas
a wave that compresses the medium through which it is transmitted, this is a sound wave.
a high pressure area of tightly-packed molecules
a low-pressure area of loosely-packed molecules