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Word: acoustics

Definition: science of sound; quality that makes a room easy or hard to hear in


Sentences Containing 'acoustics'

A later model had a slightly thinner cabinet with different acoustics.
A symposium on quantum acoustics is held in Poland each year [http://gnom.matfiz.polsl.gliwice.pl/afik/2005/index.html]
Acoustic theory - Acoustics - Aerodynamics - Amplitude - Anemometer - Audio feedback- Beat (acoustics) - Bugging - Cherenkov radiation - Cold fusion - Compressibility - Delay line memory - Diffraction - Doppler effect - Echo sounding - Electronic filter - FTIR - Krakatau - Loudspeaker - Mach number - Microphone - Ossicles - Pan pipes - Parabolic microphone - Phonetics - Phonons - Piezoelectricity - Psychoacoustics - Sawtooth wave - Shock wave - SID - Sonar - Sonic boom - Sonoluminescence - Sound proofing - Sound recording - Sound - Speech signal processing - Speed of sound - Sperm Whale - Square wave - Subsonic - Subtractive synthesis - Synthesizer - Telephone - Transmission line - Triangle wave - Wave drag - Waveform Miscellaneous cycles.
After tea, we discussed a variety of topics before the fire; and Mrs. Micawber was good enough to sing us (in a small, thin, flat voice, which I remembered to have considered, when I first knew her, the very table-beer of acoustics) the favourite ballads of 'The Dashing White Sergeant', and 'Little Tafflin'.
Annual school Speech Day concerts (held in the fine acoustics of Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool), choirs, the organ, piano, music classes and the singing of daily devotional hymns have echoed around its walls for 170 years and continue to do so at LIPA:
At Bell Laboratories he was the department head of the Acoustics Research Department for many years, and managed and supported work such as James E. West's invention of the electret microphone, Bishnu S. Atal's work on speech coding, David Berkley and Gary Elko's work on acoustics, Jont Allen and Joe Hall's work on psychoacoustics, James D. Johnston's work on perceptual audio coding mp3, work on speech synthesis, and Lawrence Rabiner and Aaron Rosenberg (and others) work on speech recognition.
Clients include Atomic, Bajaj, Siemens, Hilti, Kettler, KTM, AKG Acoustics, Osram, Swarovski Optik.
Declercq is also president of the steering board of the International Congress on Ultrasonics, he is the president of the 2015 International Congress on Ultrasonics (Metz, France) and is an associate editor of The European Journal of Acoustics (Acta Acustica united with Acustica) and serves on the technical committees of the French Acoustical Society.
Delenn, promptly, orders the Whitestar acoustics to create the sound of rain so that Sheridan can relax and sleep prior to their arrival on Ganymede.
For the next several years, Sabine and a group of assistants spent each night moving materials between the two lecture halls and testing the acoustics.
Further post-doctoral studies include those at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford University, Eastman School of Music and Harvard University.
He is specialized in ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation of materials, propagation of ultrasonic waves in highly complex materials, in acoustics and in theoretical and experimental linear and nonlinear ultrasonics, and also acousto-optics.
He received the ICA Early Career Award "For outstanding contributions to ultrasonics, particularly for studies of propagation and diffraction of acoustic waves" from the International Commission for Acoustics in 2007.
In 1972 it was bought by the Italian-American composer Gian Carlo Menotti because of the acoustics of the ballroom.
In acoustics, loudness is the subjective perception of sound pressure.
In particular, he published research on the acoustics of Chichen Itza and Epidaurus.
In physics, quantum acoustics is the study of sound under conditions such that quantum mechanical effects are germane.
In some contexts, such as acoustics or microwaves, wave patterns are directly observable and exhibit irregular amplitude distributions.
Intended solely as a laboratory instrument for the study of acoustics, it could be used to visually study and measure the amplitude envelopes and waveforms of speech and other sounds, or to determine the frequency of a given musical pitch by comparison with a simultaneously recorded reference frequency.
Lewis Hugh Cooper (December 31, 1920 – April 26, 2007) was professor of bassoon at the University of Michigan School of Music (now School of Music, Theatre Dance) for 52 years, beginning in 1945 when he joined the Detroit Symphony as second bassoonist. He was an internationally recognized expert on bassoon design and acoustics, repair, pedagogy, and performance.
Many bands performed at the Palladium in the middle of large arena and stadium tours, due to the prestige of the theater and the excellent acoustics.
One observer praised "the fine acoustics that have been achieved by the creation of irregularly surfaced concave walls."
Questions related to the correspondence principle arise in many different branches of physics, ranging from nuclear to atomic, molecular and solid-state physics, and even to acoustics, microwaves and optics.
Released their first album Feedback and then Sragam Acoustics.
René Descartes, Isaac Beeckman and other scientists praised his knowledge of acoustics, bell casting and tuning and bell players came to Utrecht to study with him.
Sabine was able to determine, through the experiments, that a definitive relationship exists between the quality of the acoustics, the size of the chamber, and the amount of absorption surface present.
Sabine was acoustical architect of Boston's Symphony Hall, widely considered one of the two or three best concert halls in the world for its acoustics.
Sabine's career is the story of the birth of the field of modern architectural acoustics.
Scorpio Rising took the sound of the electric guitar into new territory with the prodigious use of ripped speakers, metal pipe acoustics and vintage film studio recording equipment when recording Breathing Underwater/Zero for Chapter 22 in Eds Garage, (now defunct vintage recording studio in Camden Town, London) in 1992.
Sensors are small electromechanical instruments for the measurement of acceleration, dynamic pressure, force, acoustics, torque, load, strain, shock, vibration and sound.
The "Borley Report", as the SPR study has become known, stated that many of the phenomena were either faked or due to natural causes such as rats and the strange acoustics attributed to the odd shape of the house.
The band experimented heavily with ambient acoustics and darker material. The album includes longer, darker and more psychedelic tracks "Oceanside" and "Sleeping Sickness" and extremely heavy guitar and vocal eq processing.
The buildings are placed in a manner that creates semi-enclosed courtyards and the various polygonal shapes in their design are intended to enhance acoustics when used for performances.
The facilities have been renovated to include Payne Gallery (renovated from the original women's gymnasium - 1903), the College's two-level art gallery that offers several shows each year, Foy Concert Hall, an auditorium with excellent acoustics.
The facility offered more seating, better acoustics, and movable side panes where television cameras could operate without distracting the participants.
The hall has state-of-the-art acoustics and can seat 350 people.
The other method just mentioned auscultation being rendered inadmissible by the age and sex of the patient, I happened to recollect a simple and well-known fact in acoustics, ... the great distinctness with which we hear the scratch of a pin at one end of a piece of wood on applying our ear to the other.
The Rudolfinum's Dvořák Hall is one of the oldest concert halls in Europe and is noted for its excellent acoustics.
This doctor therefore proposed, “that upon the meeting of the senate, certain physicians should attend it the three first days of their sitting, and at the close of each day’s debate feel the pulses of every senator; after which, having maturely considered and consulted upon the nature of the several maladies, and the methods of cure, they should on the fourth day return to the senate house, attended by their apothecaries stored with proper medicines; and before the members sat, administer to each of them lenitives, aperitives, abstersives, corrosives, restringents, palliatives, laxatives, cephalalgics, icterics, apophlegmatics, acoustics, as their several cases required; and, according as these medicines should operate, repeat, alter, or omit them, at the next meeting.” This project could not be of any great expense to the public; and might in my poor opinion, be of much use for the despatch of business, in those countries where senates have any share in the legislative power; beget unanimity, shorten debates, open a few mouths which are now closed, and close many more which are now open; curb the petulancy of the young, and correct the positiveness of the old; rouse the stupid, and damp the pert.
Using what he discovered, Sabine deployed sound absorbing materials throughout the Fogg Lecture Hall to cut its reverberation time and reduce the "echo effect." This accomplishment cemented Wallace Sabine's career, and led to his hiring as the acoustical consultant for Boston's Symphony Hall, the first concert hall to be designed using quantitative acoustics.
Wallace Clement Sabine (June 13, 1868 – January 10, 1919) was an American physicist who founded the field of architectural acoustics.

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