By C. Truesdell
Whilst, after the agreeable fatigues of solicitation, Mrs Millamant set out a protracted invoice of stipulations topic to which she could by means of levels dwindle right into a spouse, Mirabell provided in go back the situation that he would possibly not thereby be past degree enlarged right into a husband. With age and adventure in learn come the dual risks of dwindling right into a thinker of technological know-how whereas being enlarged right into a dotard. The philosophy of technology, i feel, shouldn't be the defend of senile scientists and of lecturers of philosophy who've themselves by no means quite a bit as understood the contents of a textbook of theoretical physics, not to mention performed a bit mathematical examine or perhaps loved the arrogance of a developing scientist. at the latter count number I run no danger: Any reader will see that i'm untrained (though now not altogether unread) in school room philosophy. Of no lack of awareness of mine do I boast, certainly I remorse it, yet neither do i locate this one lack of knowledge deadly right here, for few certainly of the good philosophers to explicate whose works hodiernal professors of phil osophy smash forests of pulp have been themselves so extensively and especially proficient as are their scholiasts. In try and palliate the previous count number i've got selected to gather works written during the last thirty years, a few of them now not released earlier than, and that i contain just a couple of very contemporary essays.
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Note that the shape of the wave is preserved. However, the sound pressure is seen to decrease in inverse proportion to the distance. 7 The second term p= 7 The inverse distance law is also known as the inverse square law because the sound intensity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance to the source. See Chapter 6. 10 (a) Measurement far from a spherical source in free space; (b) measurement close to a spherical source. Solid line, sound pressure; dashed line, particle velocity multiplied by ρc  represents a converging wave, that is, a spherical wave travelling inwards.
12 If no weighting filter is applied (Z-weighting), the level is sometimes denoted LZ . 12 In practice the unit is often written dB (A) and dB (C), respectively. 7 100 1000 Frequency (Hz) 10000 Standardised frequency weighting curves  (copyright © John Wiley & Sons Ltd) In the measurement instrument the frequency weighting filter is followed by a squaring device, a lowpass filter that smooths out the instantaneous fluctuations, and a logarithmic converter. The lowpass filter corresponds to applying a time weighting function.
Compared with filter bank analysers FFT analysers have the advantage that the spectral resolution can be varied over a wide range (see Appendix B); therefore FFT analysers are particular suitable for detecting tones in noise. When several independent sources of noise are present at the same time the mean square sound pressures generated by the individual sources are additive. This is due to the fact that independent sources generate uncorrelated signals, that is, signals whose instantaneous product average to zero; therefore the cross terms vanish: p1 (t) + p2 (t) 2 t = p12 (t) t + p22 (t) t + 2 p1 (t) p2 (t) t = p12 (t) t + p22 (t) t .
An Idiot's Fugitive Essays On Science by C. Truesdell