An Upper Limit to Sound?

The answer is yes – there is an upper limit to sound.  But this depends on how sound is identified and this article relates to sound in air. Sound in Air Sound is a series of longitudinal waves travelling in air caused by oscillations of pressure in the air (Figure 1).  Sound consists of a…

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Loudest Sound

How loud can sound get?  Could loud sound kill you?  Are there limits, and if so, what are they?  How are such things determined?  All of these are interesting questions and an attempt will be made to answer these as best possible. Two important lessons are supported by this article: one, the loudest thing in…

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