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Is it Possible to Convert Sound Energy into Heat Energy?

  1. Dec 19, 2009 #1
    Is it possible to convert sound energy into heat energy (or any other type of energy) so that a loud sound will be almost silenced?
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  3. Dec 19, 2009 #2


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  4. Dec 19, 2009 #3


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    Any material that absorbs sound turns it into heat. So you're describing any mechanical sound attenuator, such as a concrete block wall.
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