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Experiments with Vibrating Plates

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Part of the Springer Biographies book series (SPRINGERBIOGS)

Abstract

When Sophie Germain attempted to develop a theory for vibrating plates of variable thickness, she was aware of the complexity and importance of the problem. She had to build especial plates to carry out her own experiments. Her memoir of 1825 begins with a review of the relevant literature, citing papers by Euler, Bernoulli, Lagrange, Chladni, Poisson, Navier, Savart, and Italian physicist Giordano Riccati.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Texas at ArlingtonArlingtonUSA

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