Welcome to the first actual episode of the series about acoustic modelling with open source software. We will first try to understand what modelling acoustics means. In reality it doesn’t mean just one thing, as many phenomena of acoustic wave production and propagation can be modeled and simulated in various different ways, with higher or lower degree of accuracy. However, the core of the modelling problem resides in partial differential equations. This post will be a very, very, brief, intuitive and not rigorous introduction to the topic, mainly to give context to those that are not accustomed to the concept. If you are experienced about physics and acoustics, you can completely skip this episode.

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