A short history of bad acoustics
Wright, M.C.M. (2006) A short history of bad acoustics. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 120, (4), 1807-1815. (doi:10.1121/1.2336746).
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Every branch of science attracts its share of cranks and pseudoscientists, and acoustics has been no exception. A brief survey of those who touched on acoustics is given with quotations from the more interesting or egregious examples. A contrast is drawn between the nineteenth century contrarian's quarrel with particular theories and the modern new age wholesale rejection of theory. This world-view is traced back to the later scientific writings of Goethe. Examples of pseudoscience applied to biomedical acoustics, architectural acoustics, and audio reproduction are given.
|Subjects:||Q Science > Q Science (General)
D History General and Old World > D History (General)
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Institute of Sound and Vibration Research > Fluid Dynamics and Acoustics
|Date Deposited:||30 Nov 2006|
|Last Modified:||01 Jun 2011 06:48|
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