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This website, formally hosted on ThinkQuest, provides an introduction to the basic concepts of sound. Topics include the human ear and sound perception, the physics of sound, properties of sound waves, speed of sound, the Doppler Effect, and applications of sound used in real life.  A timeline presents the history of sound-related technology. The sound lab applets are no longer operational.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Oscillations & Waves
- Acoustics
- Sound Reproduction
- High School
- Middle School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
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- Reference Material
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
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Doppler effect, amplitude, diffraction, frequency, fundament, harmonic, human hearing, intensity, interference, pitch, the ear, timbre, wave interference, wavelength
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Metadata instance created February 18, 2007 by Amin Parnian
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June 9, 2015 by Bruce Mason
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January 1, 1998
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The Soundry. (1998, January 1). Retrieved December 17, 2018, from ThinkQuest:
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ThinkQuest. The Soundry. Redwood Shores: ThinkQuest, January 1, 1998. (accessed 17 December 2018).
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