ERIC Number: EJ1160687
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
An Experimental Introduction to Acoustics
Black, Andy Nicholas; Magruder, Robert H.
Physics Teacher, v55 n8 p482-484 Nov 2017
Learning and understanding physics requires more than studying physics texts. It requires doing physics. Doing research is a key opportunity for students to connect physical principles with their everyday experience. A powerful way to introduce students to research and technique is through subjects in which they might find interest. Presented is an experiment that serves to introduce an advanced undergraduate or high school student to conducting research in acoustics via an experiment involving a standard dreadnought acoustic guitar, recording industry-related equipment, and relevant industrial analysis software. This experimental process is applicable to a wide range of acoustical topics including both acoustic and electric instruments. Also, the student has a hands-on experience with relevant audio engineering technology to study physical principles.
Descriptors: Physics, Introductory Courses, Acoustics, Scientific Research, Science Experiments, Undergraduate Students, High School Students, Advanced Students, Audio Equipment, Computer Software, Musical Instruments, Hands on Science, Engineering Technology, Scientific Principles
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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