What is acoustics?

Acoustics is the interdisciplinary science that deals with the study of all mechanical waves in gases, liquids, and solids including vibration, sound, ultrasound and infrasound.

Many people mistakenly think that acoustics is strictly musical or architectural in nature. While acoustics does include the study of musical instruments and architectural spaces, it also covers a vast range of topics, including: noise control, SONAR for submarine navigation, ultrasounds for medical imaging, thermoacoustic refrigeration, seismology, bioacoustics, and electroacoustic communication.

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11/05/2018

The Institute has submitted a response to the Government’s consultation on the draft revised NPPF.  The response has been drafted been based on the...

09/03/2018

CaSE has today published a letter sent to the Prime Minister, calling on the government to take urgent action in revising current immigration policy to...

08/03/2018

The latest update to the IOA blog concerns International Women's Day and it can be found ...

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20 Sep 2018
ACOUSTIC MATERIALS AND METAMATERIALS 20 SEPTEMBER 2018 BIRMINGHAM

04 Oct 2018
AUDITORIUM ACOUSTICS 2018 4-6 OCTOBER 2018 ELBPHILHARMONIE, HAFENCITY, more...

17 Oct 2018
GROUND BORNE VIBRATION TUESDAY 16 OCTOBER 2018 THE ROYAL SOCIETY, LONDON

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