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Helmholtz and the Sirens

Peter Pesic

in Music and the Making of Modern Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262027274
eISBN:
9780262324380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027274.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Hermann von Helmholtz’s investigations of physiological optics and acoustics reflected his profound interest in music. After devising instruments to measure the space and time parameters of visual ... More


Riemann and the Sound of Space

Peter Pesic

in Music and the Making of Modern Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262027274
eISBN:
9780262324380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027274.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The separate works of Bernhard Riemann and Hermann von Helmholtz reflected their shared concern with hearing in the context of the problem of space and the physical foundations of geometry. Riemann ... More


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