Sound What is Sound?
Aeon is not-for-profit and needs your support. Surface tension and The Cheerios Effect Ever notice how cereal clumps up in your bowl, or how cereal sticks to the edges of the bowl? The Science of Hearing The ability to recognize sounds and identify their location is possible thanks to the auditory system.
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These are called sine waves. Save and annotate your favourite articles, engage with Aeon editors and receive our monthly ebook for easy offline reading. A spectrogram is the fundamental tool scientists use to visualise sound.
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Depending on the frequency with which the surface is vibrated, the particles will group together and pull apart to reveal the physical manifestation of the frequency itself.
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Bubbles in beverages do the same thing.
You can see them all in the video. This Email Newsletter Privacy Statement may change from time to time and was last revised 5 June, 2018. Using the app BookCreator , they populated their own eBooks with images and videos describing the materials and tools they used at each station and explaining their thinking throughout the exploratory process. Become a Friend of Aeon to save articles and enjoy other exclusive benefits. Someone speaks into a microphone that is connected to an oscilloscope and you can see the patterns creates by their voice.