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Vibration and Acoustics of Everyday Things

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In this lecture, we will explore the physics of sound generation by dripping taps, whistling kettles, ultrasonic mice mating calls, wheezing lungs and buzzing reeds in musical instruments through a series of experimental investigations. We will see that even though the mechanism of sound generation in these everyday things are counter-intuitive, they can be explained by simple physical models.

This talk is part of the Cambridge Philosophical Society series.

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