What is Acoustics?
It is a science relating to the sense of hearing or to the
theory of sound. It is thus a subject that specialises in
areas that relate to the sense of hearing, or auditory sense.
In a more technical way it means the science that operates in
situations where sound vibrations are of paramount importance,
and therefore where sound can be, and is necessary, to
manipulate and manoeuvre. At its most elementary level this
can mean the public addressing system at your local railway or
bus stations. At its other end, it includes auditoria where
classical music is performed live. In the later case, there is
no use of sound amplifiers. The auditorium is designed with
advanced acoustics so that the live performance carried over
to the person in the last row with equal felicity as the first
person next to the performers. Thus the acoustics includes
architecture, besides speakers and amplifiers.