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acoustic theory

[ə′küs·tik ′thē·ə·rē]
(aerospace engineering)
The linearized small-disturbance theory used to predict the approximate airflow past an airfoil when the disturbance velocities caused by the flow are small compared to the flight speed and to the speed of sound.
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The acoustic theory of speech is usually applied to voiced sounds in the pitch range of speech, where the harmonics are dense enough to supply sound for any formant.
Those measurements, and the acoustic theory we developed to interpret the data, provided the foundation for this critically important study that will be relevant to the seabed in somewhat deeper waters.
He added: "The course was great, the acoustic theory in the first year opened my mind to the way hearing works, and the synthesis and electro acoustic composition modules were a good basis for electronic creativity.
The authors would like to thank the following Professors: Qian Cheng (Institute of Acoustics, Tongji University, Shanghai, China) for ultrasound parameters calibration and Wen-de Shou (Shanghai Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, Shanghai, China) for acoustic theory consultation.
I don't think you'll find many archaeologists who know about Stonehenge giving this particular acoustic theory a lot of time," he added.
This case report presents acoustic theory, along with test procedures, results, and conclusions.
Henderson developed a hypothesis that one solution could be the designing of "filters" into the piping systems based on acoustic theory.
Interpreting Cecil Frames: Examples from Chimila"; "An Annotated Bibliography of Basic Acoustic Theory for the Field Linguist"; and "The Amazonian Languages.
The firm's pioneering efforts in sound physics laid the scientific groundwork for modern harmonic acoustic theory in stringed musical instruments.
Within the past several decades, however, a revolution of method and understanding has taken place in this field, embodied particularly in four books: Andrew Barker's two volumes of translations with extensive commentary, Greek Musical Writings I: The Musician and His Art (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984) and Greek Musical Writings II: Harmonic and Acoustic Theory (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989); Martin L.
The column was entitled "Resurrection from the Coffin" because, although the acoustic theory behind interaction has changed somewhat, the basic goal of understanding why certain vowels are favored at certain pitches has not changed.

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