Graduate Program

Natural Sciences

Date of Award

2017

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

First Advisor

Douglas E. Brandt

Abstract

This study was conducted to examine the properties of sound in relation to echolocation, specifically in relation to its use by humans. Through my thesis, objects of varying shape and size were subjected to a sound wave to determine details about the object from the reflected sound. The shapes' comparisons were conducted at varying distances, measuring the intensity of the returning sound wave at several frequencies. The results demonstrated a correlation between the intensity of the sound in regards to distances, area of the reflector, and the shape of the reflector.

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