Reverberation


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Reverberation
1011101ReverberationPressing the gas pedal of an automobile results in acceleration of the vehicle to a certain speed. If the road is smooth and level, this speed will remain constant. With this accelerator setting the engine produces just enough torque to overcome all the frictional losses and a balanced (steady-state) condition results.So it is with sound in a room. When the switch is closed, a loudspeaker arranged to emit random noise into a room will produce a sound that quickly builds up to a certain level. This is the steady-state or equilibrium point at which the sound energy radiated f…
Citation
F. Alton Everest: Master Handbook of Acoustics, Fourth Edition. Reverberation, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2001), AccessEngineering Export