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The amplitude of a wave is used to determine its?
volume/gain
The height of a wave is the?
amplitude
The time it takes for a wave to complete one full cycle (wavelength)
period
the range of human hearing?
20HZ to 20KHZ
Basic wave characteristics are?
simple waves
The combination of many different sound waves
natural sound waves
The amount of data given for a sound wave?
Sample rate
How good a digital signal reproduces a analog wave is known as
Fidelity
CD quality sample rate is
44.1 khz
Musical tones whose frequencies are multiples of their fundamental frequencies
harmonics
This is the process commonly known as bit depth, bit rate, and sampling precision
quantization
The difference in the quietest to the loudest sound in a recording
dynamic range
This is the smallest unit into which a display is divided
pixel
This is another name for light intensity?
luminance
The first video game card was developed by who?
IBM
These are made up of triads of red, green and blue phospor dots?
PIXELS
ACTS AS AN assistant to the CPU
Graphics accelerator
The brain of a video card
GPU
These are found on high end graphics cards
graphics coprocessor
This port is dedicated solely to graphics
AGP
A set of tools used by programmers for accessing the OS when building software applications
API (application program interface)
A small program that allows the card to communicate with applications and must be installed and kept to ensure that the video card interacts
video drivers
DirectX and OpenGL are types of API for what
Windows & MAc
displays contain a metal sheet perforated with small holes known as
shadow mask
hundreds of fine strips that run vertically from top to bottom of a screen
aperture grill
the distance between two like colored phospors on a shadow mask
dot pitch
building blocks of 3d objects
polygons
the simplest polygon
triangle