Explanatory model for sound amplification in a stethoscope

H. Eshach, A. Volfson

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Abstract

In the present paper we suggest an original physical explanatory model thatexplains the mechanism of the sound amplification process in a stethoscope. We discuss the amplification of a single pulse, a continuous wave of certain frequency, and finally we address the resonant frequencies. It is our belief that this model may provide students with opportunities to not only better understand the amplification mechanism of a stethoscope, but also to strengthen their understanding of sound, pressure, waves, resonance modes, etc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-80
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Education
Volume50
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • General Physics and Astronomy

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