@educastur.princast.es Received: February 2008; accepted: April 2008 Abstract Ptolemy’s acoustics develops throughout his Harmonics chapter 1.3. He defi nes sound as πάθος ἀέρος πλησσομένου , expressing it—as most authors at the time—in terms of a stroke ( πληγή ), and thus linking the study of sound attributes to that of the

In: Mnemosyne

[German version] Derived from Greek ἀκούειν (akoúein), ‘to hear’, acoustics in modern language use generally means the physics of sound phenomena (physical acoustics) and furthermore the totality of the physiological processes during hearing (physiological acoustics) as well as the subjective

In: Brill's New Pauly Online
Author: Peter Haughton
Many who come to work in audiology have little previous training in acoustics, or in the physical sciences generally. They find these subjects difficult, but when they seek help from books on audiology, they are likely to find only superficial accounts whereas books on acoustics mostly assume a physics-based readership and are consequently too difficult for the general reader. "Acoustics for Audiologists" fills the gap. It can be read at several levels. At the most basic, it provides a full explanation of many of the general principles and special terms in acoustics that are relevant to clinical audiology and audiological science. The main text is supported by an introductory chapter covering the underlying physics, an appendix on the required mathematics, and worked examples and questions. At a more advanced level, the book answers the needs of students of audiological science and audiological medicine for whom previous studies have not included the physical sciences. It is written for audiologists, trainee audiological scientists, and students of audiological medicine. The supporting text includes a quick review of the relevant physics and mathematics. It contains special exercises in working with decibels. It also contains worked examples to assist self-study and as a source for taught courses. It features more than 170 figures.
Author: Oliver Passmore

Typhonic context (removing the acoustics from ἀκοῦσαι, if you will). Read this way, the attention to acoustics we have come to expect when Typhoeus appears, and Pindar’s engagement with Hesiod, are effectively overlooked. The passage is thus interpreted as not making any reference to Typhoeus’ sonic powers

In: Mnemosyne

The development of acoustics (originally the science of sound and its perception) is closely related to music theory, philosophy, and the practical expertise of musicians, instrument makers, and experimentally-minded natural philosophies (Astronomy, cosmography). It represented a testing ground for

Author: Jackson, Myles

water (Hydrodynamics). Early modern theories of sound were often linked to music theory (see also Acoustics). Scholars at universities therefore also sought to explain the phenomenon of sound and its perce...

secondary stress, if speakers make consistent claims that secondary stress does exist in MH, this may be evidence of an underlying phonological structure. 1.2 The acoustics of MH stress The study of MH stress has focused on phonological behaviour and formal descriptions of stress

In: Brill's Journal of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics
Author: Marc Naguib

RANGING BY SONG IN CAROLINA WRENS THRYOTHORUS LUDOVICIANUS: EFFECTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL ACOUSTICS AND STRENGTH OF SONG DEGRADATION by MARC NAGUIB1,2) (Department of Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3280, USA) (Acc. 26-XI-1995) Summary Territorial male song birds most

In: Behaviour

G. DRAGONI, Eratostene e l'apogeo del- la scienza greca, Bologna, C.L.U.E.B., 1979. « Collana di studi epistemo- logici » diretta da A. Pasquinelli. FREDERICK WINTON HUNT, Origins in Acoustics. The Science of Sound from Antiquity to the Age of New- ton, with a foreword by Robert Edmund Apfel

In: Annali dell'Istituto e Museo di storia della scienza di Firenze