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Sounds of our times : two hundred years of acoustics

Author: Robert T Beyer
Publisher: New York : AIP Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sounds of Our Times: Two Hundred Years of Acoustics, the first complete history of acoustics over the past two hundred years, described by one of the preeminent members of today's acoustical community, presents a fascinating portrait of the work of brilliant individuals, the development and use of technology, and the interactions of different parts of the field. The author steers a course between the largely  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert T Beyer
ISBN: 0387984356 9780387984353
OCLC Number: 38390748
Description: xvi, 444 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1 The State of Acoustics in 1800.- 2 Acoustics 1800-1850.- 3 von Helmholtz and Tyndall.- 4 Lord Rayleigh and his Book.- 5 Inventors to the Fore!.- 6 The Last Half of the Nineteenth Century.- 7 The Twentieth Century: The First Quarter.- 8 The Second Quarter of the Twentieth Century.- 9 The Third Quarter: 1950-1975.- 10 Acoustics: 1975-1995 and Beyond. Fin de siecle-Again.- Book Reviews.- Name Index.
Responsibility: Robert T. Beyer.
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