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2. Water waves

2. Water waves  

Mike Goldsmith

in Waves: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2018
Published Online: 
Nov 2018
eISBN: 
9780191842092
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198803782.003.0002
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9780198803782
Water waves may in fact be the most complex of all; out at sea, the water surface is a summation of an ever-changing mix of waves of many sizes, speeds, and directions, thanks largely to ... More
2. The nature of sound

2. The nature of sound  

Mike Goldsmith

in Sound: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2015
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Dec 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785603
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198708445.003.0002
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Sound is a physical phenomenon as well as a sensual one. The relationships between the physical and sensual aspects of sound are complex in that many of the impressions sound makes on us ... More
3. Sound waves

3. Sound waves  

Mike Goldsmith

in Waves: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2018
Published Online: 
Nov 2018
eISBN: 
9780191842092
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198803782.003.0003
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9780198803782
Sound is a small fraction of the pressure wave spectrum. In terms of wavelength, we can hear far more than we can see: while deep red light has waves about twice as long as those of deep ... More
3. Sounds in harmony

3. Sounds in harmony  

Mike Goldsmith

in Sound: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2015
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Dec 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785603
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198708445.003.0003
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The words ‘tone’ and ‘note’ reflect the subjective/objective nature of sound: a tone is a sound wave with a particular frequency, a note is its subjective impact, with a particular pitch. ... More
1. Fundamentals

1. Fundamentals  

John Haigh

in Probability: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777943
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199588480.003.0001
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9780199588480
‘Fundamentals’ outlines the scope of probability and outlines some basic approaches to determining it. Probability is the formalisation of the study of the notion of uncertainty. There are ... More
3. Waves

3. Waves  

Ian Walmsley

in Light: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
eISBN: 
9780191782442
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199682690.003.0003
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9780199682690
Observations of certain features of light challenged the particle model of light. Studies by Christiaan Huygens and Francesco Grimaldi pointed to an alternative picture of light as wave ... More
7. Sound underwater and underground

7. Sound underwater and underground  

Mike Goldsmith

in Sound: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2015
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Dec 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785603
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198708445.003.0007
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9780198708445
‘Sound underwater and underground’ focuses on the areas of sound that we can’t hear. It was not until World War II that the richness of the underwater soundscape became clear. Listening ... More
Sound: A Very Short Introduction

Sound: A Very Short Introduction  

Mike Goldsmith

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2015
Published Online: 
Dec 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785603
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198708445.001.0001
Item type: 
book
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9780198708445
Sound is integral to how we experience the world, in the form of noise as well as music. But what is sound? What is the physical basis of pitch and harmony? And how are sound waves ... More
1. Past sounds

1. Past sounds  

Mike Goldsmith

in Sound: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2015
Published Online: 
Dec 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785603
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198708445.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198708445
‘Past sounds’ provides a history of sound from the origin of sound waves 300,000 years after the Big Bang to the modern day of ultrasound and electroacoustic technology. Primordial sound ... More

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