What is acoustics?

In this lesson, we will be looking at acoustics which is the science of sound waves.

What is acoustics?

In this lesson, we will be looking at acoustics which is the science of sound waves.

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Key learning points

  1. Describe the science of acoustics
  2. Describe how scientists dampen unwanted noise
  3. Describe how engineers build venues to improve sound quality

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3 Questions

Q1.
The amplitude of sound is measured in which unit?
Correct answer: decibels
decipells
Hertz
Q2.
What is the abbreviation of this unit?
Bd
Correct answer: dB
sB
Q3.
Which of these is a way to protect your ears from loud sounds?
Move closer to the sound
Correct answer: Use ear plugs
Wear a hat

4 Questions

Q1.
What is the name of a scientist who studies the acoustics of music?
Correct answer: Acoustician
Acousticman
Acoustics
Q2.
Why do soft materials make sound quieter?
The sound bounces off the soft material
The sound is amplified by soft materials
Correct answer: They absorb the vibrations
Q3.
Headphones and speakers are designed to...
Correct answer: make the best quality sound
make the loudest sound
make the softest sound
Q4.
Having a hard flat roof over a stadium will make the sound
Correct answer: louder
no change
softer

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