Sound Quantification II

This post continues a series on the origins  of initial sound quantification.  Last week’s post related to how the speed of sound was measured.  This week continues with frequency analysis and amplitude. Frequency Analysis of Sound The Italian scientist Galileo (1564-1642) pulled a knife blade across the serrated edge of a coin and noted the…

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The Tuning Fork

The tuning fork has a long history in hearing differential diagnosis, but what do we know about its origin? The table fork is supposedly the precursor of the tuning fork.  However, my investigation shows that the table fork, as a kitchen utensil, was known to the Greeks and Romans and to the Germanic Tribes of…

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