Physical Properties of Sound
What is a sound?
Vibrations transmitted through an elastic medium
The matter that supports the sound is called the medium. Vibrations can travel through
all forms of matter: gases, liqu
Albertus Magnus (~1193-1280)
The latin term "tympanum auris" was introduced by Albertus Magnus ~1225. A tympanum was a drum
or similar instrument, as a tambourine or timbrel; also, the stretched membrane of a drum.
M. Charles Liberman (1952-)
Nelson Kiang (1929-)
What is a nerve?
Nerves belong to the
signals to the central
conduct motor signals
from the central