Light and Sound

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This series explains and illustrates the science of physics and its everyday applications. Physics is concerned with matter-the stuff from which everything is made-and with energy in all its forms. Both light and sound are forms of energy and this book explains the properties of light, including where it comes from, how it travels, and how it is reflected and refracted. The properties of sound are also explored; what is it and how is it made and recorded? Diagrams and simple experiments help to provide a perfect ...

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Overview

This series explains and illustrates the science of physics and its everyday applications. Physics is concerned with matter-the stuff from which everything is made-and with energy in all its forms. Both light and sound are forms of energy and this book explains the properties of light, including where it comes from, how it travels, and how it is reflected and refracted. The properties of sound are also explored; what is it and how is it made and recorded? Diagrams and simple experiments help to provide a perfect introduction to the science of light and sound.

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Table of Contents

Producing light 4

Light as a form of energy 6

Propagation of light 8

Speed of light 10

Reflection and refraction of light 12

Prisms and lenses 18

Light and color 22

The human eye 24

Uses of light 26

Sound waves 32

Properties of sound waves 34

Vibrating strings 36

Vibrating columns of air 38

Vibrating skins and solids 40

Speed of sound 44

Supersonic and subsonic vibrations 46

Reflection and refraction of sound 50

The human ear 54

The human voice 56

Sound recording and reproduction 58

Glossary 62

Further research 63

Index 64

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