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Topic in Depth - The Physics of Sound (6)

This Topic in Depth focuses on the physics of sound waves, in music and speech, and its applications in other science realms.


 
Acoustics and Vibration Animations
 
Dan Russell, a professor of Applied Physics at Ketting University, created this site to provide students animated images of sounds and vibrations produced by instruments such as loudspeakers and guitars. The site is divided into three sections, which include: "Acoustics I: Sounds and Sources," "Acoustics II: Sound and...

 
Physics of Music and Musical InstrumentsPDF
 
Developed by the Wright Center for Science Education, The Physics of Music and Musical Instruments is an online manual designed for high school students and teachers, and useful for anyone teaching or learning about waves and sound. The isite discusses the basics of Waves and Sounds and how various instruments work. ...

 
Physics of Music - Notes
 
This site was developed by the Phsics Department at Michigan Tech University. The focus of this site is on the physics of music and various instruments' physical properties. Visitors to the site can view amplitude, frequency, and time graphs of the clarinet, as well as information on musical scales, room acoustics,...

 
Talking about Sound and Music
 
Catherine Schmidt-Jones, in cooperation with the Connexions Project at Rice University, addresses the connection between musical instruments and the physics of sound in this site. Designed for an audience from middle school students to adults, users will find educational diagrams and explanations about physics terms...

 
How Humans Speak, Sing, Squeak and Squeal
 
The National Center for Voice and Speech developed this series of mini-courses and tutorials to assist people with difficult concepts in voice production. Intended for those who have taken a college level physics course, users can learn about many topics including frequencies, vocal fold oscillations, and pitch...

 
Acoustic Monitoring
 
The Acoustic Monitoring Project at NOAA is observing the ocean through underwater acoustics. At this site, visitors can learn about NOAA's studies in Bioacoustics, Ocean Seismicity, and Environmental Noise. The site also offers many animations dealing with Axial eruption, Atlantic Seismicity, and much more.


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