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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 sound waves or listen to predefined waveforms.  Users may wish to augment the section on harmonic synthesis with additional background information to aid in comprehension.  This item is part of a larger collection on the physics of sound for high school and middle school classrooms.
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Oscillations & Waves
- Acoustics
= Wave Analysis and Synthesis
- Sound Reproduction
- Wave Motion
= Coupled Resonators
= Interference and Diffraction of Sound
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- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
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Keywords:
amplitude, diffraction, frequency, harmonics, interference, sound, sound wave, sound wave applet, wave interference, wavelength
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Topic: Wave Energy
Unit Title: The Physics of Sound

This page ventures into the real-world applications of wave properties associated with the physics of sound, including ultrasound, diffraction horns,  noise cancellation, and harmonic synthesis.  Especially engaging is the interactive wave applet that allows students to create their own sound waves, listen to predefined waveforms, or combine both.

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(ThinkQuest, Redwood Shores, 1998), WWW Document, (http://library.thinkquest.org/19537/Apps.html).
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The Soundry: Applications of Sound, (ThinkQuest, Redwood Shores, 1998), <http://library.thinkquest.org/19537/Apps.html>.
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The Soundry: Applications of Sound. (1998, January 1). Retrieved November 1, 2014, from ThinkQuest: http://library.thinkquest.org/19537/Apps.html
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ThinkQuest. The Soundry: Applications of Sound. Redwood Shores: ThinkQuest, January 1, 1998. http://library.thinkquest.org/19537/Apps.html (accessed 1 November 2014).
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The Soundry: Applications of Sound. Redwood Shores: ThinkQuest, 1998. 1 Jan. 1998. 1 Nov. 2014 <http://library.thinkquest.org/19537/Apps.html>.
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