The thesis in which this paper had its inception is founded in the proposition that in explaining the nature of hearing, it is extraneous to consider the complex or compounded wave as a synthesis of partials; that reference to the nature of the complex wave itself is adequate. A series of experiments has been conducted with a large number of accurately constructed siren discs. When two holes are cut upon a disc with a space between them corresponding to one-thirty-sixth of the circumference, for example, and the disc is rotated at a rate of not less than one r.p.s., a single discrete sound is heard.
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Root, A. R.
"Some Basic Experimental Results in Audition,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 35(1), 265-267.
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