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J. BartlettElectronics for Beginnershttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5979-5_19

19. Producing Sound with Oscillations

Jonathan Bartlett1 
Tulsa, OK, USA

In Chapter 18, we learned to make an oscillator circuit. Oscillations affect a lot of areas of electronics, but the one that is most directly usable (well, besides making blinky lights) is in making sounds.

19.1 How Sound Is Produced by Speakers

As we mentioned in Chapter 18, sound is the result of vibrations (i.e., oscillating motions) in the air. These vibrations are produced in electronics with a speaker when the speaker oscillates back and forth. The speaker oscillates back and forth because it is connected to a magnet and a coil. When the electricity in the coil oscillates ...

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