Sound energy

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Sound measurements
Characteristic
Symbol
 Sound pressure  p · SPL
 Particle velocity  v · SVL
 Particle displacement  ξ
 Sound intensity  I · SIL
 Sound power  Pac
 Sound power level  SWL
 Sound energy   
 Sound exposure  E
 Sound exposure level  SEL
 Sound energy density  E
 Sound energy flux  q
 Acoustic impedance  Z
 Speed of sound   
 Audio frequency  AF

Form of energy associated with the vibration or disturbance of matter. Sound is a mechanical wave and as such requires a medium to travel through.

The sound energy in a volume of interest is defined as the sum of the potential and kinetic energy densities integrated over that volume:


W = W_\mathrm{potential} + W_\mathrm{kinetic} = \int_V \frac{p^2}{2 \rho_0 c^2} dV + \int_V \frac{\rho v^2}{2} dV

With

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