Quiz 1 Study Guide

How to Study for Quiz 1

Quiz 1 covers the reading on Acoustics. Be able to answer the following terms and concepts.

  • compression and rarefaction
  • time-domain waveform plot
  • speed of sound — Does this change depending on the characteristics of the sound you’re hearing?
  • amplitude — How does this property of waveforms affect perceived loudness?
  • decibel
  • sound pressure level (SPL)
  • threshold of hearing
  • How long can you listen to a consistently loud rock or EDM show (> 115 dBA SPL) before you risk hearing damage?