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Sound waves

Similarities and differences between light waves and sound waves

Similarites

Both sound and light waves reflect and refract

Both sound and light waves are wave motions and therefore have all the properties of a wave.

Differences

Sound waves are longitudinal waves, whereas light waves are transverse waves

Ultrasound

Uses of Ultrasound

Detection of developmental/ structural abnormalities in the fetus.

Diagnosis of gallbladder disease/ obstructione

Evaluation of blood flow in blood vessels

Assessment of the thyroid gland in your neck

Evaluation of the heart and diagnosis of cardiac problems

to clean things

Animals that uses ultrasound

dolphins

porpoises

sperm whales

bats

frogs

sloths

crickets

grasshoppers

snakes

Ultrasound is a wave with frequency greater than the upper limit of human hearing.

Frequency

It is the number of vibrations made by a vibrating object per unit time.

Amplitude

it is the maximum distance up to, which a vibrating particle moves from its original equilibrium position.

Characteristics of a Sound wave

Frequency

Amplitude

Speed