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The Underwater Piano: A Resonance Theory of Cochlear Mechanics

Bell, James Andrew


This thesis takes a fresh approach to cochlear mechanics. Over the last quarter of a century, we have learnt that the cochlea is active and highly tuned, observations suggesting that something may be resonating. Rather than accepting the standard traveling wave interpretation, here I investigate whether a resonance theory of some kind can be applied to this remarkable behaviour.¶ A historical survey of resonance theories is first conducted, and advantages and drawbacks examined. A corresponding...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d7a2c6dcff7f


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