by Jared Rovny, PhD

Sound waves are effectively colliding vibrating particles that create a sort of chain reaction, causing more and more particles to vibrate and knock into other particles. This is how sound waves travel away from their source. We hear sounds because the vibrations in the air cause our eardrums to vibrate, and these vibrations are converted into nerve signals that are sent to the brain. Similarly, microphones detect vibrations in the air and convert them into electrical signals. This course covers the phenomenon of sound, including its basic properties and important dynamics.

Course Details

  • Videos 7
  • Duration 0:46 h
  • Quiz questions 25
  • Concept Pages 0


Your Educators of course Sound

 Jared Rovny, PhD

Jared Rovny, PhD

Dr. Jared Rovny has been a Lecturer at Yale University in Connecticut, USA since 2013.
He obtained his PhD in Physics from Yale University in 2019. He was awarded the D. Allan Bromley Graduate Fellowship in Physics in 2019 and the Princeton Quantum Institute Postdoctoral Fellow in 2020.
Currently, he works with Yale's Center for Teaching and Learning at Yale University.
Due to his achievements, he earned the Yale College Prize Teaching Fellowship for his work in PHYS 171 (University Physics for the Life Sciences).
Within Lecturio, Dr. Rovny teaches courses on Physics.

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Great lesson!
By Maria G. on 05. February 2020 for Decibels

Very clear explanations. Thank you guys for your educational efforts. You make studying enjoyable.