Amplitude and volume

This lesson looks at how volume is determined by amplitude and how amplitude is based on the displacement of particles. You will learn how to interpret oscilloscope traces.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is meant by the 'frequency' of a wave?

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Q2.What happens to the wavelength of a wave when the frequency is high?

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Q3.Which of the following surfaces would be best at absorbing the energy from a sound wave?

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Q4.Which of the following is pitch affected by?

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Q5.What is the difference between the peak and the trough of a wave?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is meant by the 'frequency' of a wave?

1/5

Q2.What happens to the wavelength of a wave when the frequency is high?

2/5

Q3.Which of the following surfaces would be best at absorbing the energy from a sound wave?

3/5

Q4.Which of the following is pitch affected by?

4/5

Q5.What is the difference between the peak and the trough of a wave?

5/5

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Quiz:

Amplitude and Volume

This quiz will test your knowledge from this lesson and your prior learning.

Q1.What is the volume of a sound determined by?

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Q2.What is meant by 'amplitude'?

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Q3.If a wave has a low frequency, what kind of sound will be produced?

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Q4.If we were to hit a drum softly, how could we describe the amplitude of the sound wave that is produced?

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Q5.What is volume measured in?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Amplitude and Volume

This quiz will test your knowledge from this lesson and your prior learning.

Q1.What is the volume of a sound determined by?

1/5

Q2.What is meant by 'amplitude'?

2/5

Q3.If a wave has a low frequency, what kind of sound will be produced?

3/5

Q4.If we were to hit a drum softly, how could we describe the amplitude of the sound wave that is produced?

4/5

Q5.What is volume measured in?

5/5

Lesson summary: Amplitude and volume

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