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HyperPhysics Sound and Hearing


HyperPhysics Sound and Hearing

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A hyperlinked exploration of the physics of acoustics and sound, and the physiology of hearing.
Material Type: Tutorial
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: February 11, 2004
Date Modified in MERLOT: December 01, 2011
Submitter: Bruce Mason


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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
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Avatar for Christopher Wentworth
6 years ago

Christopher Wentworth (Faculty)

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.
Time spent reviewing site: ~1 hour
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