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HyperPhysics Sound and Hearing

HyperPhysics Sound and Hearing

A hyperlinked exploration of the physics of acoustics and sound, and the physiology of hearing.


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Christopher Wentworth
14 years ago
This is a subset of the HyperPhysics web site. It is a reference on introductory physics concepts related to acoustics and human hearing. It contains brief definitions and examples of using each concept. It uses a concept map method of cataloging entries, which helps see the relationships between concepts. I have used this section as a resource in a physics of music course aimed at non-science majors. Students found it very helpful as a supplement to our class discussions of acoustics concepts.

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Navigation in the web site is very clear. The server appears to give a good response time in a classroom setting that uses it in real time.
Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: ~1 hour