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  • Acoustics

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    consideration of the architect at construction time, the patrons would not feel that they were getting their money's 'worth.' The architect is tapping into the world of acoustics; in this case, achieving the best possible sonic experience through differing techniques : different materials, certain shapes of rooms, sound traps, etcetera. Acoustics and sound, like so many physics branches, starts out relatively simple and quickly becomes a gigantic headache. Massive amounts of planning must go into a large

  • Acoustics in Music

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    Acoustics in Music Through out the history of music, acoustics have played a major role. After all if it were not for acoustics the quality of sound that we know today would not exist. The word acoustics comes from the Greek word akouein, which means, “to hear”(Encarta Encyclopedia). Since music has to be heard in most cases for enjoyment, acoustics obviously take on a very important role in the pleasure that music brings to the ear. Acoustical architecture and design are two key elements in

  • Room Acoustics: The Purpose Of Room Acoustics

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    Room acoustics "A person with normal hearing will commonly experience same difficulty in understanding speech in a large auditorium, even it has been well designed because the unamplified voice of the average person is generally inadequate to 'fill' the auditorium. Consequently, a person with even a minor hearing impairment may have considerable difficulty in listening to speech in large rooms. As a result, complaints concerning the poor acoustics of an auditorium may come from a person with slightly

  • Acoustics Essay

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    Madison Thomas 7th period 11-30-17 Research Paper Acoustics Acoustics is a science that deals with the study of sound. It is known to be one of the branches of physics; studying oscillations and sound waves from the lowest to high frequencies. Acoustics is known to be one of the oldest sciences, and dates back to ancient times as people had the need to understand the nature of speech and hearing. The main reason acoustics was discovered and is one of the oldest sciences is because of the need

  • Underwater Acoustics

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    My Communications coursework will be on non-radio communications. My chosen topic is underwater acoustics. The applications of underwater acoustics and their advantages and disadvantages will be studied. All forms of non-radio communications are based on waves. Waves are generally a disturbance in a surface, transferring energy from A to B. Waves can be mechanical vibrations travel through a medium. For example: water, sound. These waves are called mechanical waves. Progressive waves are

  • Acoustic Levitation Essay

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    Acoustic levitation to help Medicines Unless you travel into the vacuum of space, sound is all around you every day.. You hear sounds; you don't touch them. But as the vibrations that sound creates in other objects. The idea that something so intangible can lift objects can seem unbelievable, but it's a real phenomenon. Acoustic levitation takes advantage of the properties of sound to cause solids,and liquids to float. The process can take place in normal or reduced gravity. To understand how acoustic

  • Flute Acoustics

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    A flute blows a rapid jet of air across the embouchure hole. The pressure inside the players mouth is above atmospheric (usually 1kpa: just enough to support a 10cm height difference in a water manometer). ( The work done to accelerate the air in this jet is the source of power input to instrument. Sound requires an oscillating motion or air flow. In the flute, the air jet, and the resonance in the air in instrument produces an oscillating component of the

  • Acoustic Waves in Physics

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    Acoustic Waves in Physics An acoustic wave can simply be described as a longitudinal wave. A longitudinal wave is a wave that vibrates and moves in the direction of its propagation. This means the medium is either in the same or opposite direction of the way the wave travels. Acoustic waves are a form of Mechanical longitudinal waves; these waves are otherwise known as compression waves or compressional waves. Compressional waves obviously produce compression, decompression, and rarefaction to

  • The Importance Of Acoustic Technology

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    Acoustic technology is the science of sound that produces vast technology uses (Berg, 2013). It is chosen because it has played a part in the development of the world, meeting people’s needs (Wikipedia, 2015). For example telephones, it has helped us to conveniently communicate with our families who are living in different countries to keep in touch (Kang, N.A). Acoustic technology has also helped in the development of arts, in areas of music and instruments giving people enjoyable entertainments

  • Physics of an Acoustic Guitar

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    Physics of an Acoustic Guitar I have been watching my husband play the guitar in a band for five years and he has made it look so easy to make such beautiful music. Most guitar players have progressed with the technology of electric guitars, but when my husband picks up an acoustic guitar and starts to play a song for just me, I hear his love for me in the sounds that he produces. Imagine my surprise when a physics class conveyed to me that there was much more to his playing than I had imagined