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This fascinating web site is a free resource for physical science and engineering teachers that organizes topics on sound and acoustics within a thematic search engine.  Searches can be based on themes such as vibration, sound propagation, harmonics, hearing loss, and more.  Once a user selects item from the search list, related items are cross-referenced for easy location.  Keywords may also be used to search the database.  The range of topics is comprehensive.  

Additionally, each topic has links to audio clips.  For example, "White Noise" contains an audio clip of the Athabaska River.  "Pitch" contains audio clips of a simple sine wave tone, a complex triangle wave tone, and a cello note. The sound examples were drawn from the tape library of the World Soundscape Project.  

Web access to the handbook is cost-free.  A CD-ROM version is also available at a nominal cost with access to additional sound examples.
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Oscillations & Waves
- Acoustics
- Instruments
- Sound Reproduction
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- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
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= Tutorial
- Audio/Visual
= Sound
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A CD-ROM is also available for purchase, although the web site database is freely accessible.
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© 2001 Cambridge Street Publishing, 1999
Keywords:
acoustics, audio clip, audiology, database, longitudinal waves, sound, sound waves
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Metadata instance created March 28, 2009 by Caroline Hall
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October 25, 2011 by Caroline Hall
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February 4, 2008

This resource is part of 2 Physics Front Topical Units.


Topic: Wave Energy
Unit Title: Teaching About Waves and Wave Energy

Don't be scared off by the title of this item.  It's a fascinating resource that features a "thematic search engine" for locating information and examples of sound, sound waves, acoustics, hearing, and other related topics.  Each topic is accompanied by audio clips from the library of the World Soundscape Project.  For example, the topic "Hearing Loss" contains an audio simulation of normal and impaired hearing as a result of noise exposure.  Students will enjoy playing around with this one.

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Topic: Wave Energy
Unit Title: The Physics of Sound

Don't be scared off by the title of this item.  It is a fascinating resource that features a "thematic search engine" for locating information and examples of sound, sound waves, acoustics, hearing, and other related topics.  Each topic is accompanied by audio clips from the library of the World Soundscape Project.  For example, the topic "Hearing Loss" contains an audio simulation of normal and impaired hearing as a result of noise exposure.  Students will enjoy playing around with this one.

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Cambridge Street Publishing, (2001), WWW Document, (http://www.sfu.ca/sonic-studio/handbook/index.html).
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Cambridge Street Publishing, Handbook for Acoustic Ecology, (2001), <http://www.sfu.ca/sonic-studio/handbook/index.html>.
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Cambridge Street Publishing. (2008, February 4). Handbook for Acoustic Ecology. Retrieved December 18, 2014, from http://www.sfu.ca/sonic-studio/handbook/index.html
Chicago Format
Cambridge Street Publishing. Handbook for Acoustic Ecology. February 4, 2008. http://www.sfu.ca/sonic-studio/handbook/index.html (accessed 18 December 2014).
MLA Format
Cambridge Street Publishing. Handbook for Acoustic Ecology. 2001. 4 Feb. 2008. 18 Dec. 2014 <http://www.sfu.ca/sonic-studio/handbook/index.html>.
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