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This page ventures into the real-world applications of wave properties associated with the physics of sound.  It provides information about ultrasound and how it is used in sonar and echolocation, diffraction horns,  noise cancellation, and harmonic synthesis.  Especially engaging is the interactive wave applet that allows users to create their own.  This item is part of a larger collection on the physics of sound for high school and middle school classrooms.

The interactive applets on the Soundry site are no longer operational.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Oscillations & Waves
- Acoustics
= Wave Analysis and Synthesis
- Sound Reproduction
- Wave Motion
= Interference and Diffraction of Sound
- High School
- Middle School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Tutorial
- Reference Material
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- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
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amplitude, diffraction, frequency, harmonics, interference, sound, sound wave, sound wave applet, wave interference, wavelength
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(ThinkQuest, Redwood Shores, 1998), WWW Document, (http://www.vernonschools.org/soundrum/cd-19dec01/webs/19537/index.html).
The Soundry: Applications of Sound, (ThinkQuest, Redwood Shores, 1998), <http://www.vernonschools.org/soundrum/cd-19dec01/webs/19537/index.html>.
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The Soundry: Applications of Sound. (1998, January 1). Retrieved November 16, 2018, from ThinkQuest: http://www.vernonschools.org/soundrum/cd-19dec01/webs/19537/index.html
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ThinkQuest. The Soundry: Applications of Sound. Redwood Shores: ThinkQuest, January 1, 1998. http://www.vernonschools.org/soundrum/cd-19dec01/webs/19537/index.html (accessed 16 November 2018).
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The Soundry: Applications of Sound. Redwood Shores: ThinkQuest, 1998. 1 Jan. 1998. 16 Nov. 2018 <http://www.vernonschools.org/soundrum/cd-19dec01/webs/19537/index.html>.
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