Her·mann Lud·wig Fer·di·nand von [her-mahn loot-vik fer-di-nahnt fuhn], /ˈhɛr mɑn ˈlut vɪk ˈfɛr dɪˌnɑnt fən/, 1821–94, German physiologist and physicist.
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A pipe’s fundamental tone always sounds lower than the pipe’s length suggests it should according to Helmholtz’s formula.Here’s why pipe organs seem to violate a rule of sound | Bas den Hond | May 18, 2022 | Science News
The cap effectively lengthens the organ pipe by the exact amount that must be tacked on to Helmholtz’s formula to explain the pipe’s fundamental tone.Here’s why pipe organs seem to violate a rule of sound | Bas den Hond | May 18, 2022 | Science News
Given that the sensory input isn’t changing, Helmholtz argued that what we perceive must be based on the brain’s prediction of what’s there, based on prior knowledge.Psychedelics Open a New Window on the Mechanisms of Perception - Issue 102: Hidden Truths | Anil Ananthaswamy | July 7, 2021 | Nautilus
The chief evidence on the subject is a passage of the Problems, the importance of which was first pointed out by Helmholtz .The Modes of Ancient Greek Music | David Binning Monro
Helmholtz says he would be ashamed of any novice in his laboratory who should design so poor an optical appliance.The Open Question | Elizabeth Robins
On February 14th he records that Professor Helmholtz called, but unfortunately leaves no further memorandum of that visit.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete | Albert Bigelow Paine
Until the publication of Helmholtz's work vocal theorists had known practically nothing of acoustics.The Psychology of Singing | David C. Taylor
According to Helmholtz the power of the full moon is not more than that of a candle twelve feet away.Criminal Psychology | Hans Gross
British Dictionary definitions for Helmholtz
Baron Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von (ˈhɛrman ˈluːtvɪç ˈfɛrdinant fɔn). 1821–94, German physiologist, physicist, and mathematician: helped to found the theory of the conservation of energy; invented the ophthalmoscope (1850); and investigated the mechanics of sight and sound
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Scientific definitions for Helmholtz
German physicist and physiologist who was a founder of the law of conservation of energy. Helmholtz did pioneering research on vision and invented an instrument for examining the interior of the eye in 1851.
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