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What Is Sound?

  • Jérôme Sueur
Part of the Use R! book series (USE R)

Abstract

Sound main properties are overviewed with no reference to R. Sound is first introduced as a mechanical wave with reference to the essential features commonly used for signal description, i.e., amplitude, phase, duration, and frequency. Sound is then considered in a statistical way as a time series, in an electronic framework as a digital object, and in reference to a communication system as a support of information.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jérôme Sueur
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  1. 1.Muséum National d’Histoire naturelleParisFrance

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