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Reverberation of sound

Reverberation of sound
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Key Info
  • Reverberation of sound
  • Duration: 01:54
  • The presenter visits the Hamilton Mausoleum in Scotland to hear sound reverberations, which are a collection of many echoes. The mausoleum is famous for the time it takes these reverberations to die away. The expert explains how the many hard surfaces reflect any sounds back into the centre of the mausoleum, creating a reverberation which lasts for about 15 seconds.
  • Subject:

    Science

       Topic:

    Phys: Waves - Sound and Light

  • Keywords: sound, reverberation, reflection, hard surfaces, interference, oscilloscope, echo
Ideas for use in class
  • 14-16 but of interest to 11-14.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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