Production of sound
If somebody calls you from behind, you will quickly turn around. What makes you do so?
We turn back in response to a call because of the sound heard by us. We are able to talk to each other because of the sound produced by us. We are able to predict the distance of a train only by listening to the sound it produces. Similarly, we can distinguish between different musical instruments because of the sounds they produce.
How do you realize that an alarm bell is ringing?
So, what is sound?
Sound is a form energy that produces the sensation of hearing in our ears and vibrating bodies produce sound.
Do you know how a sound is produced? To find out, let us perform the following activities.
Take a frying pan and suspend it in air with the help of support. Hit the pan with a metal spoon. Now, touch the pan. Can you feel the vibrations? When you beat an object, you can feel its vibrations with the help of your sense of touch. Touch the pan when it is not producing any sound. Can you feel the vibrations now?
Take a rubber band and stretch it between two po…
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