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p. 102. The nature of soundlocked

  • Mike Goldsmith


Sound is a physical phenomenon as well as a sensual one. The relationships between the physical and sensual aspects of sound are complex in that many of the impressions sound makes on us are related to its physical parameters but not reducible to them. ‘The nature of sound’ considers the physical aspects of sound, which are far better understood than the emotional ones. It discusses pressure waves; how sound is carried; the velocity, refraction, frequency, and diffraction of sound; the power of sound, including loudness and the decibel measurement system; standing waves and resonances; charting sound; sound filters; and sound synthesis.

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