Bang as aperiodic sound impulse © Siemens Stiftung 2016 CC BY-SA 4.0 international

Bang as aperiodic sound impulse

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Oscilloscope graph of a bang as example of an aperiodic tone of high volume and short duration (impulse).

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2018-02-01
Basically, a bang is an abrupt, mechanical, aperiodic oscillation of very short duration and large amplitude. The amplitude also decays quickly.
Examples are a gunshot, bursting of a paper bag or a door slamming shut.

Information and ideas:
Possible cross reference: Examination of aperiodic speech signals with the help of spectral analysis.
Further information on this graphic is available as information sheet on the media portal of the Siemens Stiftung.

Relevant for teaching:
Sound/acoustics: parameters
Vibrations and waves
Example
Physics; Technology
Grade 5 to 6; Grade 7 to 9; Grade 10 to 13
Middle/high school; Vocational training
Sound
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