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A Sound Education

Author(s): Gregory L. Vogt, EdD

How is Sound Related to Energy?

Energy is anything that can change the condition of matter, or the ability to do work. 

  • Change of position (movement) 
  • Change of state (ice melts into liquid, water evaporates into vapor, water vapor condenses and falls as rain, liquid water flows to the ocean) 

Sound is a form of energy because it is an oscillation of pressure that is transmitted by waves (vibrations) through solids, liquids, gases and plasma.

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