Alexander Wood's scientific contributions

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This classic work deals in a nonmathematical way with the interface between physics and music. There is a general introduction to wave motion and sound--its generation by vibration and the its reception by the ear and the brain. The sections that follow discuss consonance, dissonance, characteristic sounds of major instruments, the mechanical repro...

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... The word vibration originates from the Latin word vibrationem, which means shaking. When an object is disturbed by a mechanical stimulus and starts shaking and vibrating, sound energy is produced (Wood, 1946). This energy is propagated in the form of pressure waves from the sound source, usually as a longitudinal wave consisting of compressions and rarefactions of matter (Huber, 2010). ...