General Science Flash Card Set 503222

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A vibrating object produces a sound wave that travels outwardly from the object through a medium (any liquid or solid matter). The vibration disturbs the particles in the surrounding medium, those particles disturb the particules next to them, and so on, as the sound propagates away from the vibration.

sound wave

The vibration of an object propagating through a medium is a(n) __________.