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Physics of musical instruments: A critical survey of published work, with particular reference to some important recent contributions.

Dibdin, Frederick John Hubert. (1983) Physics of musical instruments: A critical survey of published work, with particular reference to some important recent contributions. Doctoral thesis, University of Surrey (United Kingdom)..

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Abstract

Musical acoustics is a diverse subject, connecting with many other areas of knowledge. Research workers studying topics in this field have difficulty in finding the information they need, because it is so extensive and scattered. This study aims to assist later workers by collecting, assessing and classifying the data. Using both traditional and computerised information-gathering techniques, a mass of data on publications in the field has been collected. It was initially recorded on handwritten index cards, and then transcribed on to punched cards. A system was devised whereby information about each publication could be stored in coded form on the cards, by notching appropriate punched holes. This information included the author and date of the publication, and an indication of the subject matter. Theoretical and practical aspects of the operation of punched card storage systems are assessed. A background survey of the physics of musical instruments helps to clarify the classification system adopted. Four classes of publication are defined, and a selection of the literature is analysed on this basis. Classified lists enable desired information to be located without difficulty. Using the punched cards, several major contributors to the field have been identified. Lists of their publications are presented, their work is summarised and its value assessed. Recent trends in the study of the field are traced, and possible lines of future progress indicated.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Divisions : Theses
Authors :
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Dibdin, Frederick John Hubert.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1983
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Depositing User : EPrints Services
Date Deposited : 09 Nov 2017 12:18
Last Modified : 09 Nov 2017 14:48
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/844494

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