What is acoustics?

Acoustics is the interdisciplinary science that deals with the study of all mechanical waves in gases, liquids, and solids including vibration, sound, ultrasound and infrasound.

Many people mistakenly think that acoustics is strictly musical or architectural in nature. While acoustics does include the study of musical instruments and architectural spaces, it also covers a vast range of topics, including: noise control, SONAR for submarine navigation, ultrasounds for medical imaging, thermoacoustic refrigeration, seismology, bioacoustics, and electroacoustic communication.

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15/04/2019

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09/04/2019

 

Its awards season at the Institute of Acoustics (IOA).  Following the most recent Council meeting, the Institute of Acoustics is proud to announce...

03/04/2019

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01 May 2019
NEW METHODS FOR PREDICTING NOISE AND VIBRATION WEDNESDAY 1 MAY 2019 JAMES more...

13 May 2019
ACOUSTICS 2019 13-14 MAY 2019 MILTON KEYNES

25 Jun 2019
SOUNDSCAPE WORKSHOP - OVERCOMING TRADITIONAL ACOUSTIC CHALLENGES TO URBAN more...

13 Aug 2019
BIOACOUSTICS 13-14 AUGUST 2019 LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY

18 Sep 2019
LOW NOISE DESIGN 18 SEPTEMBER 2019 THE ROYAL SOCIETY, LONDON

16 Oct 2019
SOUND SENSING IN SMART CITIES 2 WEDNESDAY 16 OCTOBER 2019 FUTURE CITIES more...

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