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Acoustics and Vibration Animations

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This site contains an excellent set of animations and notes on the behavior of sound and sound waves in numerous situations.
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Material Type: Animation
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: June 13, 2002
Date Modified in MERLOT: February 16, 2016
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Submitter: Brian Shepard


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Primary Audience: College General Ed
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Language: English
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Avatar for Amanda Stead
5 years ago

Amanda Stead (Faculty)

Wonderful animations for new acoustic students.  First section great for CSD students.  Would love more hemholtz and tube resonators!

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Avatar for Jason Stanton
8 years ago

Jason Stanton (Staff)

This site is very extensive with thorough explanations and adequate animations. While the information seems sound, the site's presentation could use an upgrade.

Avatar for M.C. Gordon
8 years ago

M.C. Gordon (Student)

This site is geered to people with a serious interest in sound waves. It did not appeal to me as much,but the information was good. And I believe in the arena in which it is used its won a lot of acclaim.I did bounce around the site for awhile.

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Visually, the site was not as colorful as I imagined it might be. The information is extensive and well laid-out. I did however like the Rayleigh surface wave visual the best, very realistic looking.
Time spent reviewing site: I was on the sight for 15 to 20 mins.

Avatar for Pantelis Vassilakis
9 years ago

Pantelis Vassilakis (Administrator)

This is a well organized site with animations that were relatively rare at the time of the site's first publication (c. 1999). However, I currently favor similar resources that include interactive components (e.g.

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Although the site's content and links are verified and updated regularly, the interface has not changed since the site's creation and could use an overhaul.
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Avatar for Lizz Caplan-Carbin
14 years ago

Lizz Caplan-Carbin (Faculty)

I love this site. Bravo. The animations are perfectly congruent to the content.
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Avatar for   Robinson
14 years ago

Robinson (Student)

This site is an okay site.

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i spent about 5 minutes browsing this site. it is okay but i didn't find it too
interesting. i think it is easy to follow but it assumes that you know too