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Refraction Refraction is the bending of sound waves. ) The transmission of sound through the water with various temperature layers and the application of Snell’s law have already been treated in this article. Transmission of sound through water is probably the most extensive practical application of refraction in acoustics. B. Reflection and Transmission There are many practical problems related to reflection and transmission of sound waves. One example is used here to acquaint the reader with the concepts involved in the reflection and transmission of sound.

Engineering Research Associates I. Introduction II. Physical Phenomena in Linear Acoustics III. Basic Assumptions and Equations in Linear Acoustics IV. Free Sound Propagation V. Sound Propagation with Obstacles VI. Free and Confined Waves VII. Sound Radiation and Vibration VIII. Coupling of Structure/Medium (Interactions) IX. Random Linear Acoustics GLOSSARY Attenuation Reduction in amplitude of a wave as it travels. Condensation Ratio of density change to static density. Coupling Mutual interaction between two wave fields.

Diffraction Diffraction is associated with the bending of sound waves around or over barriers. A sound wave can often be heard on the other side of a barrier even if the listener cannot see the source of the sound. However, the barrier projects a shadow, called the shadow zone, within which the sound cannot be heard. This phenomenon is similar to that of a light that is blocked by a barrier. D. Sound Radiation The interaction of a vibrating structure with a medium produces disturbances in the medium that propagate out from the structure.

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