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The Science of Sound Recording by Jay Kadis

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CHAPTER TWO

Physics

Contents

Newton’s Laws of Mechanics

Newton’s First

Law Newton’s Second Law

Newton’s Third Law

Thermodynamics

Electromagnetism

Work and Energy

Resonance and Harmonic Motion

The Wave Equation

Superposition

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When people think of sound recording, they usually think of microphones, wires, mixing boards, and tape recorders. Or perhaps they think of computers and plug-ins these days, but the basic foundation of the process of recording sound lies in the physics that describes the behavior of molecules and electromagnetic fields. The most critical elements of the recording process – the transduction of air pressure variations into proportional voltage changes and the storage of the converted information as magnetic ...

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