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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18/09/2019

 

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As you may already be aware, in June 2019, the former...

02/09/2019

 

The Institute of Acoustics runs the highly regarded Diploma programme and also accredited short courses.

 

We encourage early...

21/08/2019

 

A reminder, for those planning to enter IOA awards, please note that this year all submissions need to be in by 1st October 2019 for 2020 awards,...

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A wide range of publications, brochures, CDs and consultation documents is available through the Institute of Acoustics publication shop.

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01 Nov 2019
UKAN 2ND ANNIVERSARY WORKSHOP FRIDAY 1 NOVEMBER, WORKSHOP 1100-1700 more...

06 Nov 2019
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08 Nov 2019
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19 Nov 2019
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05 Dec 2019
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