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ERIC Number: EJ891971
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Applications of Sound Spectrum Analysis
Moran, Timothy
Physics Teacher, v45 n2 p93-95 Feb 2007
The physics of sound is often studied in introductory physics class experiments involving a tube of resonating air. In typical setups, pistons control the length of a cylindrical space or a microphone is moved within a tube. While these activities are useful and can be made very quantitative, they don't directly demonstrate the sounds that are most familiar to students, such as human voices and musical instruments. Fortunately, several sound spectrum analysis programs are available that can bridge this gap.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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