Sound is mechanical energy. The energy displayed by the source is transferred into the medium through which it travels. When the wave, that moving energy, comes into contact with a surface, some of the energy is transferred into the surface. But how much? The more solid and "less moving" the surface (seen on a tiny scale), the less the moving air waves, those compression and rarifaction waves, can transfer energy into the surface. And that's what it's all about. The "softer" the surface, the more those pressure waves in air can affect that surface and transfer their energy into it.
generally speaking, the sound is absorbed.
no. it's absorbed
sound wave reflect best off smooth, hard surfaces
Sound is externally reflected, absorbed, transmitted, and internally reflected when the sound wave encounters an obstacle. Reflection and absorption are dependent on the wavelength of the sound
Sound waves, like physical objects, can "bounce" (if they are not absorbed by soft surfaces). The same way a ball hits the floor and uses the energy of impact to rebound, sound waves can hit the walls of a cave or empty room and return in roughly the same direction they came from.
Not all sound that hits matter is absorbed. Some of it is reflected. That means sound bounces off the solid matter the way a tennis ball bounces off a wall. Sound reflected back to its source is an echo.
Sounds seems to echo in an empty room because the sound has only six surfaces to bounce off of. When the sound waves bounce, they bounce right back to the source. However, when there is furniture, pictures, and other objects placed in a room, those surfaces contain just about every different angle, and when sound hits them, they bounce every but back to the source, hence, little to no echo.
umm When sun ligth hits land most of it is absorbed but some of it is reflected When sun ligth hits a sun i think it is absorbed
any colors that are not part of the color of the object are absorbed by the object. light of the colors that do make up the color of the object are reflected back to your eyes.
If you mean: "What happens to sound when it hits a barrier?" That all depends on the type of barrier. A flat, solid and hard barrier will most likely bounce the sound waves off it in a direction that depends on how the waves meet the barrier. (think of a "sound-mirror") However, if you were to have a something porous/soft,etc. like fabric or foam, the waves will be (partially) absorbed. In general, both will happen. The degree to how much of the original waves energy is transformed into a reflected wave and how much into a decayed abosrobed wave will depend on the medium.
The same thing that happens to any other light; some of it is absorbed by the atmospheres and surfaces of the planets while some is reflected back into space. Starlight is too dim to see objects by it.
When sound hits a surface, it is either transmitted through the material or reflected back out, similar as light is. When sound is transmitted through matter, it is diffused (or spread out) by said matter; and also a small portion of the sound is converted to energy (such as heat). This is based on my personal understanding, it may not be 100% accurate but I you out.
Yes, when you step down - energy is absorbed by the power of your foot to the floor. When a box hits the punching bag - his energy is absorbed into the bag. When a force is propelled into an object - it is absorbed.
When sound reaches a boundary between two different media, some energy is reflected back, some is absorbed as heat, and some is transferred through the new medium. The overall effect of this is that the sound is indeed quieter in the new medium than it was in the old.
Light can either be reflected, refracted, or absorbed when it hits something.
We call that "bouncing back" a reflection. Heat in the form of infrared (IR) radiation is like light, and light and sound are said to be reflected off surfaces that do not absorb them.
it is absorbed
The tree is illuminated.The same as when it hits other objects. Part of the light will be absorbed, part of it will be reflected.
It can be either reflected or absorbed. E.g. if the object is green, all the colours of light are absorbed except green. Green is reflected and not absorbed.
When radiation hits an object it can do 3 things. Be absorbed, be transmitted, or be reflected.
It is either absorbed or reflected.
It can be either absorbed or reflected.
When an object absorbs the light that hits it, the object appears dark.