A Stillness at Appomattox (Army of the Potomac, Volume 3) by Bruce Catton

By Bruce Catton

Whilst first released in 1953, Bruce Catton, our greatest Civil struggle historian used to be presented either the Pulitzer Prize and the nationwide e-book Award for excellence in nonfiction. This ultimate quantity of The military of the Potomac trilogy relates the ultimate yr of the Civil battle.

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As with dynamic range, the higher the quoted SNR specification, the technically better it is. 8 FREQUENCY In addition to amplitude, another way we categorize or identify musical sound is by its pitch. Pitch is our perception of how low or high a musical note is. So what is frequency? Earlier in this chapter the motion of a vibrating string was analyzed. A vibrating sound source’s motion from a starting point, through both extremes, and back to the same starting point and direction, is known as one cycle.

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There is no inter-aural crosstalk in this system – the sound from the left driver goes only into the left ear, and the sound from the right driver goes only into the right ear. The only directional information presented to and processed by our brain is the amplitude difference of the sound between each ear. For this reason, headphones and earbuds should not really be called stereo, despite the labeling to the contrary on the retail packaging! They are in fact binaural – featuring two channels, minus the inter-aural crosstalk necessary to make them a true stereo system.

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