An Introduction to the Fundamentals of Acoustics

Course Number: M-3040
Credit: 3 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: J. Paul Guyer, P.E., R.A.
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Overview

In An Introduction to the Fundamentals of Acoustics, you'll learn ...

  • The definition of a decibel and how it is calculated
  • How to add, subtract and average decibel levels
  • Definition of and how to calculate sound pressure level
  • Definition of and how to calculate sound power level

Overview

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Credit: 3 PDH

Length: 23 pages

This course will introduce you to the basic principles and terminology of acoustics. You will learn about sound pressure levels, sound power levels, sound intensity levels, vibration levels, frequency, temporal variations, loudness, vibration transmissibility and vibration isolation. Additionally, the author covers definitions of fundamental acoustic properties, and you will learn how they are calculated, utilized, and applied to a variety of noise and sound engineering situations you will encounter in your daily practice. This information will prepare you to address many design and analysis issues associated with buildings and the environment.

This course is intended for engineers and architects who want an understanding of the fundamentals of acoustics, including terminology, definitions and calculation of fundamental acoustic properties. Other topics that will be covered include: decibels, sound pressure level, sound power level, sound intensity level, vibration levels, frequency, temporal variations, speed of sound and wavelength, loudness, vibration transmissibility, and vibration isolation effectiveness.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • The definition of a decibel and how it is calculated
  • How to add, subtract and average decibel levels
  • Definition of and how to calculate sound pressure level
  • Definition of and how to calculate sound power level
  • Definition of and how to calculate sound intensity level
  • Definition of A-, B- and C-weighted sound levels and how they are applied

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 15 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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Length: 23 pages

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