Acoustics Glossary


A-Z list of terminology commonly used within acoustics.

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Q

Q factor: a quantity which measures the sharpness of the resonance of a single degree of freedom mechanical or electrical vibrating system; in a mechanical system it is related to the damping ratio, the amplification produced at resonance and the shape of the resonance peak.