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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Latest News

09/12/2019

Organisers behind a pioneering new apprenticeship in acoustics are launching the programme to industry.

Information about the Acoustics...

04/12/2019

 

This document replaces HD213/11, and forms part of the wider DMRB refresh.

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14/11/2019

Members can now download the latest Acoustics Bulletin Nov-Dec 2019.

For details on what it contains, you can go to ...

Publications

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

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