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Darrigol, O. (2010). The analogy between light and sound in the history of optics from the Ancient Greeks to Isaac Newton: Part 1. Centaurus, 52(2), 117–155. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Language: en: English
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0498.2010.00167.x
BibTeX citation key: Darrigol2010
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Categories: General
Keywords: Definition of sound, Philosophy
Creators: Darrigol
Publisher: Wiley Online Library
Collection: Centaurus
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"Analogies between hearing and seeing already existed in ancient Greek theories of perception. The present paper follows the evolution of such analogies until the rise of 17th century optics, with due regard to the diversity of their origins and nature but with particular emphasis on their bearing on the physical concepts of light and sound. Whereas the old Greek analogies were only side effects of the unifying concepts of perception, the analogies of the 17th century played an important role in constructing optical theories by imitation of acoustic theories, or vice versa. This transition depended on several factors including the changing relations between optics, music, mathematics, and physics, the diversity of early modern concepts of sound, and the rise of a new physics based on experimentation and mechanical explanation."
Part 1 is devoted mainly to Ancient Greek theories on vision and hearing.
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