Electroacoustics / Psychoacoustics
A TONE with a single FREQUENCY, also known as a pure tone or sinus tone. Its WAVEFORM is that of a SINE WAVE, and is usually produced by a sine wave OSCILLATOR or by a computer. See: SIMPLE TONE.
PSYCHOACOUSTICS has traditionally used sine tones as stimuli in determining the various RESPONSEs of the auditory system.
See: AURAL HARMONICS, COMBINATION TONES, CRITICAL BANDWIDTH, DIFFERENTIAL THRESHOLD, EQUAL LOUDNESS CONTOURS, PHON, PITCH, SONE.
Sound Example: Sine tone at 440 Hz.