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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10/07/2020

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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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14 Jul 2020
CPD REFRESHER TRAINING Sound Insulation, Phil Dunbavin, PDA 14 JULY 2020 16 more...

15 Jul 2020
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21 Jul 2020
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22 Jul 2020
Irish Branch Wind Energy Development Guidelines, James Mackay, TNEI more...

29 Jul 2020
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05 Aug 2020
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