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To fully understand the various acoustical aspects of sound production, it is generally necessary to use complex mathematical methods such as calculus. However, it is possible to understand a great deal about the physical aspects of sound production with just a few simple concepts.


  1. Distance:

  2. Speed and Velocity:

  3. Acceleration:

Newton's Second Law of Motion

  1. Force:

  2. Pressure:

The Spring Equation (Hooke's Law)

Work, Energy, & Power

  1. Work:

  2. Energy:

  3. Power:

Frequency, Wavelength, & Propagation Speed

  1. Frequency:

  2. Wavelength:

  3. Propagation Speed:

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