The effects of noise on people, noise levels, and new approaches to solving the problems associated with noise are surveyed in this article. The noise that saturates workshop, pervades the modern city, invades the home and even penetrates the wilderness is associated with a vast increase in the use of energy during the past few decades, particularly for transportation and labor-saving machinery. During the next decade or so it should be possible to improve the "texture" of urban noise considerably by reducing the noise-emission levels of all urban vehicles, including motorcycles and equipment such as construction machinery, to the level or presentday automobiles. Early gains will come without radical changes in technology, but the second phase will make greater demands on scientists and engineers. /DOT/

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Physics

    One Physics Ellipse
    College Park, MD  United States  20740-3843
  • Authors:
    • Shaw, EAG
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

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  • Pagination: p. 46-58
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084207
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 10 1975 12:00AM