Author: Dr. K. Forinash, Professor of Physics
School of Natural Sciences
Indiana University Southeast
New Albany, IN 47150
This is an interactive, on-line eText on the physics of sound. It is designed as an introductory course text and requires no previous physics exposure; I am using it in my physics of sound course for non-science majors in place of a hardcopy text. Brief introductions to physics concepts are provided as they are needed (and can be skipped if they are familiar to the reader). There is a little bit of algebra involved but not much.
If you see any errors or have ideas for topics that should be included, please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org. You are welcome to use anything you find here although a few of the images are restricted by the Wikimedia Commons license.
If you are interested in more detailed explanations of wave behavior you may wish to see my eText/tutorial on Waves.
IMPORTANT: The end of some sections will have a link for a Supplemental Information page for that section. I have compiled many videos on some of the concepts throughout the book and these pages contain extra content, while they are not required, they are there for your benefit.