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The Sound of Waves by Yukio Mishima

- ... Shinji woke up from his slumber to see Hatsue’s silhouette naked, by the fire. He tries to refrain from looking at her, but eventually she realizes he is awake (73). This creates a conflict between the two characters, as Hatsue believes it is not right for a woman to lose her virginity before marriage, but Shinji does not see why maintaining innocence is important (77). Mythical allusions described by Mishima serve to highlight the other qualities within The Sound of Waves. When Shinji first catches sight of Hatsue, she is “letting her hair stream” and her “cheeks glow” (7)....   [tags: hatsue and shinji]

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The Sound of Waves by Yukio Mishima

- ... This portrayed that Mishima believed that the tradition of the Japanese social class can be broken if it is true love that brought two people together. Another example where social class has become a conflict is when Yasuo assumed that he would be the one marrying Hatsue, and he would become Terukichi’s new son. This assumption of Yasuo shows that in tradition, it is known that a person of a certain level in the social class marries another person of the same level. Since Hatsue and Yasuo come from the same social class, Yasuo believed they were bound to marry each other....   [tags: japanese traditionalism, social class]

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Sound Waves

- What is a sound wave. A sound wave is produced by a mechanical vibration, such as a tuning fork. The vibrating object causes the surrounding medium, such as air, to vibrate as well.The wave travels through the medium to a detector, like your ear, and it is heard.As with any type of wave, a sound wave is also described by it's wavelength, amplitude, period, and frequency. WAVELENGTH is the distance from one point on the wave, to the next identical point, or the length of one part of the wave. AMPLITUDE is the distance from the midpoint to the place of maximum displacement....   [tags: physics acoustics sound]

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The Science of Sound and Music

- When a person places ear buds into their ears and presses play on their phone or mp3, they suddenly get a rush of electrical signals generated by their device. With the signals flowing through the copper wires that connect the device to the ear buds, the vibrations emerge from the ear buds into the ear canal. The vibrations are then transported through the auditory system to the brain to be transposed into what people call music. These signals and vibrations are called sound waves. But what really is music....   [tags: sound waves, vibrations]

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The Uses of Sound Waves

- The Uses of Sound Waves Thesis: Sound waves are able to carry vibrations through a medium which results in the transfer of the energy collected in the vibrations. Transverse waves are vibrations which are at right angles to the wave’s direction of travel whereas longitudinal waves are vibrations along the line of wave’s direction of travel. These waves have a quantifiable speed, wavelength and frequency....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparision of the Protagonists in The Sound of Waves and Romeo and Juliet

- The chasm of differences between the male protagonists of The Sound of Waves and Romeo and Juliet, Shinji and Romeo respectably, is quite a wide one. Romeo is seventeen years of age at the beginning of his adventure and likewise, Shinji is around the same age: eighteen years old. Instilled in both young men is the sense of recklessness and determination. In Act II, Romeo breaks into Juliet’s garden since “For stony limits cannot hold love out” (2.2.72) despite it being his enemy’s territory and Juliet’s warning that “If they do see thee, then they will murder thee!” (2.2.75)....   [tags: love, bold, responsibilty]

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Passage Commentary From The Sound Of Waves

- In this excerpt from The Sound of Waves, Yukio Mishima’s use of descriptive diction and imagery depicts the tumultuous island during the storm and helps the reader visualize the milieu and events of the passage. The reader feels an understated, ironic excitement and anticipation that is established in this passage because of the author’s diction. This simple but illustrative passage from The Sound of Waves altogether creates an enhanced experience and familiarity with the backdrop and atmosphere of the passage....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Sound Of Waves by Yukio Mishima

- This is a Reading Log a. July 16, 2007 2:20pm-2:45pm b. 17 pages c. ¡°The boy purposely passed directly in front of the girl. In the same way that children stare at a strange object, he stopped and looked her full in the face. The girl drew her eyebrows together slightly. But she continued staring fixedly out to sea, never turning her eyes toward the boy. Finishing his silent scrutiny, he had gone quickly on his way¡¦¡± d. Page 8, spoken by the narrator Ever Since the beginning of the novel, Shinji is explained as a skilled fisherman who is flunking his last year in high school....   [tags: Reading Log Journal]

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Measuring the Depth of Water Using Sound Waves

- Measuring the Depth of Water Using Sound Waves Aim The aim of my investigation was to create a sensor which could measure the depth of water in a tank. Plan The way I proposed to measure the depth of water was using sound waves which would be emitted and fired into the tank of water. The sound wave should then be reflected of the bottom of the tank and picked up by a microphone. The microphone would be linked to an oscilloscope and the sound emitter would be linked to the oscilloscope....   [tags: Lab Report]

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The Blooming of a Flower; How Hatsue is portrayed as innocent

- Innocence is a major theme in the Sound of Waves seen in the relationship of Shinji and Hatsue. They fight for their relationship throughout the book, while keeping their culture and religion in mind. During the course of their meetings they both want to do what is acceptable by the villagers. While Shinji is the proclaimed protagonist, Hatsue also plays a major role in contributing to the theme of innocence with her childlike qualities. In The Sound of Waves, Mishima uses figurative language and Romanticism to portray Hatsue as innocent....   [tags: Sound Waves, Analysis]

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H.S. Level - SOund And Light Waves

- Sounds are produced by the vibrations of material objects, and travel as a result of momentum transfer when air molecules collide. Our ‘subjective impression’ about the frequency of a sound is called pitch. High pitch has high vibration frequency, while low pitch has a low vibration frequency. A pure musical tone consists of a single pitch or frequency. However, most musical tones are “complex summations” of various pure frequencies - one characteristic frequency, called the fundamental, and a series of overtones or harmonics Younger people can usually hear pitches with frequencies from about 20 hertz (infrasonic) to 20,000 (ultrasonic) hertz....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Why is Human Interaction Important?

- Archetypes are defined as “the original pattern or model of which all things of the same type are representations or copies”. (Webster) In The Sound of Waves Yukio Mishima develops archetypal characters that interact with one another to develop the allegorical nature of his novel. The novel The Sound of Waves was published in 1984. Before there can be a deeper understanding of this text and it’s allegorical nature it is necessary to know who and what are the archetypal characters in this novel. First, the major characters need to be known....   [tags: The Sound of Waves, Mishima]

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Comparison of Sound of Waves and Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the Sea

- Comparison of Sound of Waves and Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the Sea There are many similarities between Yukio Mishima's “The Sound of Waves" and “The Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the Sea,” but there are also some important differences. The endings of the two novels seem to oppose each other, however some of the imagery and characters personalities in the novels make them very similar. In “Sailor,” one of the main characters is named Ryuji. He is a sailor, and later a father, and plays a central role in the novel....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Ear and How It Works

- The Ear and How It Hears The ear is one of the most important organs of the body. Not only does it serve to keep the body balanced, but most importantly it give us the ability to hear. When a noise is made it makes a sound wave. When the sound wave makes it to the ear it makes its way through the three sections of the ear. The ear is able to pick up sound waves and transfer them into nerve impulses that can be read by the brain. Background: A sound wave is pressure variations in air. Sound waves move through air the same as a wave in water....   [tags: human organs, body, sound waves]

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The Effects of Music on Bacteria Growth

- I. Title The Effects of Music on Bacteria Growth II. Introduction A. Problem The research topic that is being investigated is the effect music will have on bacteria growth. I chose this topic because I am interested in learning about how music can affect bacteria by its sound waves and frequency. I am very interested in learning my topic because it could help lead to conclusions about how to keep different types of bacteria from spreading over the course of time. This could be a useful experiment because if certain types of harmful bacteria don’t grow as quickly when it is exposed to certain types of music, others scientists could figure out a way to prevent harmful types of bacteria from...   [tags: sound, waves, frequency, health, experiment]

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Sound Navigation and Ranging SONAR

- Missing Images SONAR, as it is most commonly known as has been around since the beginning of time. Animals have used this technique and survived because of it for millions of years. Among the most common are bats and dolphins. Daniel Colloden used a bell to measure the speed of sound underwater in 1822. After the Titanic sunk, the idea of using sound underwater to locate objects, primarily icebergs, was taken up by inventors. Lewis Richardson, a meteorologist, was the first to file a patent for an echo locator one month after the Titanic had sunk....   [tags: sonar sound wave waves]

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Energy in Auditory Processing

- Our senses are very unique. They come from the energies contained in the information about the world. An accessory structure modifies the energy and a receptor transduces the energy into a neural response. The sensory nerves transfer the coded activity to the central nervous system, while the thalamus processes and then relays the neural responses. Lastly, the cerebral cortex receives input and produces the sensation and perception from the brain. Energy in the auditory system contains information about the world....   [tags: sound waves, cochlear implants, frequencies]

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Great Minds Think Alike A Sound of Waves by Yukio Mishimo and Romeo and Juilet by Shakespeare

- The male protagonists, Shinji and Romeo have many differences. Hatsue and Juliet are perhaps not as different from each other than Shinji is to Romeo but still, the distinctions are abundant, as are the resemblances. Both young women seem to be a puppet of their families. Without consulting her first, Juliet’s father chooses Paris to be his daughter’s groom. Juliet obviously despises Paris and loathes the very thought of their marriage, stating that she would rather leap off the battlements of any tower, walk in dark alleyways, be chained to roaring bears, or hide in a mortuary covered with dead men’s stinking limbs and rotting bones (4.1.78-90)....   [tags: wealthy, parents, wedding]

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How a Saxaphone Makes Sound

- Introduction The saxophone was developed in 1846 by Adolphe Sax. The purpose of the saxophone’s development was to have an instrument with the projection of a brass and agility of a woodwind instrument. It is a closed ended instrument, with a reed which allows air to vibrate as it passes through the mouthpiece. It is very popular with military bands and is most well known for jazz and classical music, because of it’s unique sound and smooth solos. This report will explore the saxophone’s sound production including; frequency, resonance, notes, antinodes and harmonics explaining in depth how it occurs and their effect on the sound produced....   [tags: vibration, waves, frequency]

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How Guitars Make Sound

- INTRODUCTION When an object vibrates, the medium in which it is directly adjacent to create a mechanical disturbance, this creates sound. Sound is a pressure wave which travel through the medium which is usually air. The medium then carries the pressure waves to the ear of a person or animal. For example, when a guitar string is plucked, the string starts vibrating violently creating a pressure wave which travels through the medium and to an ear were the sound is heard. The equation of a sound wave is speed= wavelength x frequency....   [tags: frequency, vibration, waves]

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Active Noise Control: Sound Cancellation

- Even though sound cancellation seems like a futuristic idea, a worker at Bell Labs first observed sound cancellation in 1878, and the engineer Henri Coandă patented the idea of sound cancellation due to opposing sound waves in 1930 (Hansen 2). The first patent for any type of noise cancelling technology went to German inventor, Paul Lueg, in 1934 (Elliott 13). He then updated his idea in 1936 by adding in a microphone that measured the sound field, manipulated the sound it heard and gave that data to a different source....   [tags: noise, technologym mircophone, waves]

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How Sound Does Sound Affect Our Lives?

- Capstone Essay Sound is how many animals communicate with each other. Sound allows birds find one another, even when they separate. Sound also helps bats navigate through the dark, using echolocation. Sound alerts animals to danger, helps them track prey, and find their way in the dark. Sound as perceived by humans, means being alert to everything happening around them. Though sound is not the only way for humans to communicate, it is the way most are taught to understand. Sound can also affect feelings....   [tags: Sound, Ear, Acoustics, Hertz]

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Acoustic Sound Absorber And How The Sound Field Interacts With The Material

- Z_0=Z_c (Z_1+iZ_c tan⁡(kL))/(Z_c+iZ_1 tan⁡(kL)) The two equations above characterise how the sound field interacts with the material. An acoustic sound absorber can be modelled by modifying the wavenumber k and the characteristic acoustic impedance Z_c. The characteristic impedance needs to be determined experimentally. A popular model of determining these values is Delaney & Bazley[6]. The surface impedance on the leeward side of the material can vary depending on the boundary conditions. For a material sample located adjacent to a rigid end Z_0→ ∞, and for a sample located in air Z_0=ρ_0 c....   [tags: Sound, Acoustics, Sound pressure, Microphone]

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Physics Of A Spectrogram Sound

- When measured in a spectrogram sound can be analyzed by amplitude and time. A spectrogram is a visual representation of the spectrum of frequencies in a sound or other signal as they vary with time or some other variable. In a brief interpretation of the graphs, the vertical scale marks the amplitude, the horizontal is the time. Based on my voice sample the graph shows the changes in my voice patterns over the length of the sample. As the pressure in my voice increases the graph translates this as amplitude....   [tags: Sound, Wavelength, Hertz, Acoustics]

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How The Temperature Of Water Affects The Speed Of Sound

- Name and Title Laura Standen, Mrs. Satinoff, 10/12/16, Stirring Up Sound Objectives • demonstrate how the temperature of water affects the speed of sound • demonstrate how dissolved particulates and bubbles scatter sound Hypothesis Do the properties of water affect the way sound travels through it. Why or why not. If the temperature of make up of the water changes, then the way sound travels through it changes. Materials • 2 mugs (ceramic work best) • 2 metal teaspoons • 2 plastic straws • very hot (boiling) water (be careful as the water is very hot) • ice water • instant coffee Procedures 1 Predict how sound may or may not change as the properties of water change....   [tags: Ocean, Water, Speed of sound, Sound]

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Lab Report On Sound Absorption Coefficient

- Sound Absorption Coefficient March 31 2015 To investigate the frequencies (200 Hz – 6300 Hz) dependence of the sound absorption co-efficient for Porous absorber material sample and Hardboard (helmholz absorber) in front of Porous sample using Standing Wave tube for absorption coefficient. Laboratory Experiment Page of content: Sound Absorption Coefficient I am writing to provide a review and report on Sound Absorption Coefficient Laboratory Experiment. Background, Relevance and Aim: Sound waves are produced by continuous vibration which can travel through the air or any other medium, sound can be heard when reach human ear or any other sound receiver, sound is form of energy and the...   [tags: Sound, Acoustics, Frequency]

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Physics and the Speed of Sound

- The Speed of "Sound": is actually the speed of transmission of a small disturbance through a medium. The speed of sound (a) is equal to the square root of the ratio of specific heats (g) times the gas constant (R) times the absolute temperature (T). a = sqrt [g * R * T] Sonic Boom Sound generated by airflow has been around and reasearched for a long time. The increased use of fluid machines and engines has led to an increasing level of noise generation, and hence to an increasing interest in this area of research....   [tags: physics sound]

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The Impact of Culture on the Function of Sound in Masala

- The Impact of Culture on the Function of Sound in Masala "I declare the National, uhh, sorry...the Canadian National Museum of Philately officially open." - Minister for Multi-Culturalism, Masala Although there are moments in Masala when the surface dialogue is loaded with irony and satire, the background or ambient sound of the film is also used to examine the central theme of the film, the search for personal and cultural identity. This theme of cultural representation and personal identity is additionally expressed through director Srinivas Krishna’s technical approach toward the function of sound in the film....   [tags: Sound Masala Cultural Essays]

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Acoustic Waves in Physics

- ... [5] After reading the first paragraphs you may be wondering why are acoustic waves so important in normal life or “why would I ever need this equation?’ Acoustic waves are important because sound is all around us. When you think of the word “acoustic” a few words may come to mind. Guitars, stereos, and many other items involve acoustic waves. For example, when the bass on a stereo is turned all the way up you may hear the bass and that will then cause the ground to shake. This is because the greater the amplitude of an acoustic wave the louder the sound it produces....   [tags: variations, moleculas, compression]

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The Importance of Birds in Virginia Woolf's The Waves

- The Importance of Birds in Virginia Woolf's The Waves      To emphasize her viewpoint in The Waves, Woolf employs a distinctive style.  She interlocks the dramatic monologues of six characters at successive stages in their lives to tell her story; and prefaces each of the sections with a descriptive passage of sun and waves through a single day.  In these passages descriptions of the sun, the sea, the plants, and the birds make implicit comparisons with the characters' speeches.  The actions of the birds in the descriptive passages most strikingly parallel the developing consciousness of the characters, exemplified by Susan....   [tags: Virginia Woolf Waves Essays Papers]

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The Physics of Sound

- Introduction Produced sound from speakers has become so common and integrated in our daily lives it is often taken for granted. Living with inventions such as televisions, phones and radios, chances are you rarely ever have days with nothing but natural sounds. Yet, few people know the physics involved in the technology that allows us to listen to music in our living room although the band is miles away. This article will investigate and explain the physics and mechanism behind loudspeakers – both electromagnetic and electrostatic....   [tags: tv, radio, phones]

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The Science of Sound

- Introduction Sound is a compressional wave caused by the vibration of an object. Waves can travel as transverse or compressional waves, depending on the relationship between the movement of energy and the movement of the medium; if the medium moves at a right angle to the energy, it is a transverse wave, and if it moves in the same direction as the energy, it is a compressional wave. Figure 1- a transverse wave and a compressional wave. Qualities of a sound Figure 2- a transverse wave, labelled....   [tags: wave, vibration, piano]

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Sound and Frequency

- What comes to mind when someone says the word wave. Maybe you picture yourself waving your hand to say hello, or a wave on the ocean. In physics, a wave can be defined as a a repeating and periodic disturbance that travels through a medium and transfers energy from one point to another. This disturbance, or variation, can move up, down, forward or back, just think of the waves in the ocean. The medium is the substance or material that carries the wave, for instance, with ocean waves the medium would be the water itself....   [tags: wavelength, absorption]

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What is Sound?

- Sound is a form of energy. It is created when something vibrates and in turn causes the medium (water, air, etc.) around it to vibrate. Traveling longitudinal waves are vibrations in the air, which we are able to pick up with our ears. Sound waves are made up of regions of high and low pressure named compressions and rarefactions. Sound is a longitudinal wave in which the oscillations take place in the direction of the wave travel i.e. backwards and forwards rather than from side to side. The backwards and forwards displacement results in a sequence of compression and rarefactions....   [tags: vibration, frequency, guitar]

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What is Sound?

- What is Sound. The Production of Sound: Sound is the vibration of waves moving through air or water caused by a vibrating source which produces rhythmic vibrations in pressure. The air or water molecules collide and transmit the pressure away from the sound source; this is the process which causes sound. Sound can be measured by using several different equations, these include: The Equation to calculate the frequency of a wave length V=fγ Velocity = Frequency x Wave Length This equation is used to calculate the frequency of wave lengths....   [tags: vibrations, guitar, frequency]

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Perception of Sound

- Hearing allows us to do our everyday activities and improves our lives. It enables us to communicate, socialize, and interact in our environment. Good hearing also helps to keep us safe, warning us of dangers or alerting us to someone else’s distress. Hearing is necessary for us to be able to participate in life more fully. Our hearing provides us with a huge source of information; some of it is known to us and some we don’t even notice but when combined, this information gives us the opportunity to be aware and interact in our world....   [tags: Inner Ear, Tinnitus Retraining Theory]

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Radio Waves

- Before beginning our research on radio waves, to us, radio waves were just waves going through the atmosphere, carrying sound from one place to another. Those were our ignorant days. We did not realize the complicated terms and theories involved. In the following report you will see how we advanced in our knowledge of radio waves, and we hope it will do the same for you. Radio waves are a combination of two kinds of electric vibrations. Audio frequency waves, which represent voice and other sounds and radio frequency waves, which carry audio waves after being combined with them....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Radio Waves

- Radio waves travel at 186,000 miles per second through air. In contrast, sound waves travel at only 1/5 of a mile per second. If a modulation is made of the radio wave that exactly reproduces the amplitude and frequency characteristics of the original sound wave, then sound can be transmitted rapidly over long distances. This leads to a very interesting phenomena. During a live broadcast in New York, the music will reach listeners in California a fraction of a second before it can be heard by the New York audience sitting in the back of the concert hall....   [tags: Papers]

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Radio Waves

- Radio Waves In the modern society, radio is the most widely used medium of broadcasting and electronic communication : it plays a major role in many areas such as public safety, industrial manufacturing, processing, agriculture, transportation, entertainment, national defense, space travel, overseas communication, news reporting and weather forecasting. In radio broadcasts, they use the radio waves which can be both microwaves and longer radio waves. These are transmitted in two ways: amplitude modulation (AM ) and frequency modulation ( FM )....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Radio Waves

- Radiowaves are the oscillations of magnetic waves by varying the modulation to generate different signals which can be converted into information such as sound, video, or digital communication. As these waves pass through a conductor, an alternating current is generated and this can be converted into usable information. As one could see from the picture above, radio waves are the the electromagnetic waves with wave lengthes between 1mm and 10 Mm. This converts to a frequency range of 300Ghz to 30Hz, respectively....   [tags: physics radio wave]

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The Secret Life of Sound Perception

- It was only five years ago when I started to understand the importance of sound, but not the way I would have expected. It all began when my friend Marshall Kay invited me over to his shop to take a look at something he had been working on. When I arrived Marshall took me to the back of his shop and into a large room. Once inside I saw a chair which was facing two individual speakers. Marshall asked me to sit down, face the speakers, and close my eyes. He then dimmed the lights and began to play a song....   [tags: Scientific Research ]

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The Wave Of A Sound Wave

- A sound wave is a longitudinal, mechanical wave that transfers energy whilst compressing and refracting through a uniform medium. Therefore, as sound waves move through a uniform medium, the wave will experience a gradual reduction in it’s power. When sound waves pass through the medium it interacts with the molecules and the energy is transferred to the uniform medium, as heat is generated from the molecules vibrating back forth. The heat generated from the transfer of energy reduces the power of the wave....   [tags: Energy, Temperature, Heat, Thermodynamics]

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Frequency, Resonance and Radio Waves

- The radio is a very important device in our daily living. Although most people do not know what it takes to keep radios working. In a radio there are many elements needed to keep a radio working frequency, resonance and radio waves are all elements needed to power a radio. Frequency means the number of incidence of a repeating event per unit of time. Frequency sends sound signals on a radio wave. FM also stands for frequency modulation. FM and AM are the main chiefs of sending music and words....   [tags: Technology]

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Sound Light And Ocean Biochemical Processes

- Sound Light and Ocean Biochemical Processes Propagation of sound and the transmission of light within water Sound All sounds come from vibrations causing sound waves. Sound waves will travel better through solids and liquids than they will gas. “Sound or acoustic energy involves the actual vibration of the actual material through which it passes and thus, in general, propagates best through solids and liquids, less well in gasses and not at all in a vacuum” (Wright et al., 1995, p. 70) Objects in water vibrate and cause sound-pressure waves that compress and decompress water molecules as the waves travels through the water....   [tags: Photosynthesis, Adenosine triphosphate, Redox]

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Underwater Wireless Communication with Acoustic Waves

- UNDERWATER WIRELESS COMMUNICATION The communication between any two entities can be either wired or wireless. The concept of wireless technology was started in the year 1923. As we all know that 70% of the earth is full covered with water. It was necessary to develop wireless network that can also work under water. Here arises the concept of acoustic waves. Acoustic wave’s works better in water .Also it can travel long distance inside water and are very fast than radio waves. The concept of underwater wireless communication is a major finding in the field of wireless communications....   [tags: messages, oceanography, transmitting]

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Poetry Of Sound

- Rhythm and How it affects Poetry. Poems usually begin with words or phrase which appeal more because of their sound than their meaning, and the movement and phrasing of a poem. Every poem has a texture of sound, which is at least as important as the meaning behind the poem. Rhythm, being the regular recurrence of sound, is at the heart of all natural phenomena: the beating of a heart, the lapping of waves against the shore, the croaking of frogs on a summer’s night, the whisper of wheat swaying in the wind....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Sound in Poetry

- Sound in Poetry Poems usually begin with words or phrase which appeal more because of their sound than their meaning, and the movement and phrasing of a poem. Every poem has a texture of sound, which is at least as important as the meaning behind the poem. Rhythm, being the regular recurrence of sound, is at the heart of all natural phenomena: the beating of a heart, the lapping of waves against the shore, the croaking of frogs on a summer's night, the whisper of wheat swaying in the wind. Rhythm and sound and arrangement --the formal properties of words—allow the poet to get beyond, or beneath the surface of a poem....   [tags: Papers]

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Structure and Function of the Mammalian Ear

- ... The tympanic membrane is a thin, cone shaped membrane which vibrates in the presence of a sound, initiating the process of hearing. It vibrates with the same frequency as the sound wave that hits it, and passes these vibrations onto the middle ear. The middle ear consists of three small delicate bones called ossicles. They are the malleus (hammer), the incus (anvil) and the stapes (stirrup). They amplify the vibrations from the tympanic membrane, and transfer these vibrations into the oval window in the inner ear....   [tags: waves, sounds, ultrasonic range]

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Sound

- Resonance and Sound…Physics and Music Since sound is the medium of music, most of the physics of music is the physics of sound. It's important to remember that sound waves are compression waves. You can imitate a compression wave by stretching out a slinky (you do have a slinky, don't you?) and flicking your finger against a coil at the end. Sound waves are not like the waves on the ocean or the waves you get by waving a stretched-out rope. Take a tuning fork (you do have a tuning fork, don't you?) and whack it on your knee....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Is the Cell Phone Safe?

- A mobile phone is a device that can make communications easier. It can carry messages from person A to person B. A mobile phone is also known as cellular phone, cell phone, and hand phone. They are connected to a cellular network which is provided by a mobile phone operator, and can access to the public telephone network. When a mobile phone is used then many types of reactions take place, different types of waves are released, for example heat wave, sound wave, micro-wave, and radio wave. While the waves are given off by the mobile phones, radiations are released at the same time....   [tags: radiations, waves, cancer]

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Monaural Hearing and Sound Localization

- Monaural Hearing and Sound Localization Human hearing and the ability to perceive the location of a sound source has long been accepted as a process requiring the use of two ears (Kistler, 1997; Butler & Humanski, 1992; Carlile, 1990). This process is referred to as binaural hearing. The subjective experience of binaural hearing during the location of a sound source was thought at first to be the result of an interactive process of evaluating two auditory cues (Kistler, 1997; Butler & Humanski, 1992; Carlile, 1990; Middlebrooks & Green, 1991)....   [tags: Biology Biological Hearing Essays]

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Sound

- Sound It may be commonplace to point out that acoustic reality and perceptual reality are different. In a live performance situation, for example, no matter how still the audience, the environment will be full of sounds extraneous to the music. If a tape recorder were positioned somewhere in the midst of such a situation, and if a segment of the resulting tape were submitted to digital sound analysis, the results would highlight the difference between what one heard during the performance (what is presumably captured on the tape), and what analysis confirms the tape actually contains....   [tags: Hearing Papers]

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How Can Different Methods of Listening to Music Have an Effect of Transmission of Musical Sinusoidal Waves

- ... Just because the volume is high, does not mean the given audience can easily perceive it. Original source: Formulae: (Maximum value-minimum value)/2=Amplitude The minimum value (lowest point) subtracted from the maximum value (highest point). (Maximum value+mininimum value)/2=Vertical Shift The minimum value (lowest point) added to the maximum value (highest point). Average frequency= 1/period or Average Hz x 2π=Average frequency (Radians/Second) ω(rad/s) = 2π×f(Hz) There are two possible ways to find the frequency....   [tags: mathematics and music, vibrations, soundwaves]

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The History of Sound Recording

- The History of Sound Recording The methods used to produce, edit, and record music and sound have changed with the introduction of new sound technology. The compatibility of computer technology with music recording has led to large scale developments in computer-based systems, especially by home users. Modern computer technology in music and audio is fundamentally different in comparison to older magnetic tape recording techniques because it is digital. New computerised digital methods are significantly better at manipulating sound (editing, recording, etc) than the highest fidelity analogue tape methods of the past....   [tags: Papers]

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The Physics of Music

- ... As the sound is propagated outward, it is “spread” over a greater area. The minimum sound intensity that can be detected by the human ear (called the threshold of hearing) is about 10-2 W/m2. At a greater intensity of about 1W/m2, sound becomes painful to the ear. The frequency of a sound wave, seeming as pitch, is the number of compressions (or rarefactions) that pass a fixed point per unit time. The frequencies audible to the human ear range from approximately 20 hertz to 20 kilohertz. Intensity is the average flow of energy per unit time through a given area of the medium and is related to loudness, (Shipman-Wilson-Higgins, 2013)....   [tags: frequency, pitch, waves]

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How Sounds are Made

- Waves: There are many types of waves. The one discussed in this article deals with the physics of sound. In our day to day lives we listen to our surroundings with our ears. They are one of the best receptors of sound, the threshold of hearing is somewhere around 1x 1012 watts/meter2. There are two different types of waves; they are the Transverse and the Compressional wave. The one mentioned in this article is the compressional wave. Compressional Wave: Compressional waves are also known as longitudinal waves....   [tags: vibrations, waves, trumpet]

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Waves

- Waves So waves are everywhere. But what makes a wave a wave. What characteristics, properties, or behaviors are shared by all the phenomenon which we typically characterize as being a wave. How can waves be described in a manner that allows us to understand their basic nature and qualities. A wave can be described as a disturbance that travels through a medium from one location to another location. Consider a slinky wave as an example of a wave. When the slinky is stretched from end to end and is held at rest, it assumes a natural position known as the equilibrium or rest position....   [tags: Papers]

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The Efficacy of Binaural Beats

- It is common knowledge that listening to music can be a very enjoyable experience, but what is not as well known is that listening to or playing music can actually boost endorphin levels (Turner 1). Modern science has made great strides in the field of Sound Therapy in recent history, and although Music has even been used to aid in the recovery of Surgery patients, there is a more effective method of Sound Therapy that has been largely overlooked (Murray 1). Known as Binaural Beats, this so called “digital drug” presents debatably positive new methods for rehabilitation and therapy; with the ability to alter brainwaves and synchronize neural frequency patterns, the substantial power of these...   [tags: Sound Therapy]

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Heaven Locked in the Islands : Andaman and Nicobar

- ... The best time to visit being from November to April. The Tourist Attractions: The Cellular Jail which depicts the heart-wrenching story of the brutal treatment meted out to the Indian Freedom Fighters by the colonial rulers before independence is a must see spot. Originally consisting of seven wings out of which now only three remain. The heavy iron gates and the dark confinements reminds us of the cruelty and the isolation the patriots suffered for many years. One can attend the light and sound show which narrates the history of the jail wonderfully....   [tags: sea waves, magical place, tourists]

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The Sound Of A Beating Heart

- At 2:25 there is the sound of a beating heart. This reminds me of how much my heart used to thud in my chest. Since Kevin is my first love, there was a point where I didn’t know what was going on. I was so confused by my feelings and the word “love” freaked me out. In “Cosmic Love,” at 2:07 the harps start slowing down. This reminds me of a time to think and reflect; reflect about what I was getting myself into and if I was ready for it. At 2:34, the music comes back loud and intense. That’s when I realized that I am ready to commit to this relationship, no matter what....   [tags: Emotion, Feeling, Sleep, Debut albums]

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Diagnostic Medical Sonography: A Sound Wave Away from Diagnosis

- Diagnostic medical sonography is a profession where sonographers direct high-frequency sound waves into a patient’s body through the use of specific equipment to diagnose or monitor a patient’s medical condition. As described by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this examination is referred to as an ultrasound, sonogram, or echocardiogram. The high-frequency sound waves emitted from the handheld device, called a transducer, bounce back creating an echo and therefore produce an image that can be viewed on the sonographers computer screen....   [tags: Career Issues]

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The Physics of the Sound Wave and its Effects on the Human Ear

- The Physics of the Sound Wave and its Effects on the Human Ear Could you imagine living in a world without sound. It would be enormously different from the world that we know. Our primary form of inter-human communication would be based on visual or tactile imagery. Our sense of perception would be changed. Telecommunication would be different. We would not have the pleasure of music or the soothing sounds of nature. Sound has had an immense impact on our world. This essay will explore the unseen world of sound waves and how humans perceive them....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Does Headphones And Headphones Affect The Ear Health Of An Individual?

- Introduction The use of headphones and earphones has become more prevalent in contemporary society’s young adults and are continuously utilised in combination with MP3s to serve as a form of entertainment.1 With the current technological advances, music devices have become more powerful, efficient and clearer, leading to increased time using them. Included in the variety of sound systems is an array of headphones and earphones in different shapes and sizes, each with unique amplification systems.2However, the prolonged use of these technologies may have a large impact on the ear health of an individual, possibly resulting in Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL).3 A leading cause of hearing impa...   [tags: Ear, Sound, Sound pressure, Auditory system]

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Sound Effects

- Music is oft described as a powerful tool for communication and expression; so powerful that an individual's musical listening choices directly affect the way the brain stores and interprets information. The effect of music on decisions, mental development, emotions, and overall state of being is typically overlooked by most people but extensively studied by marketing companies and educators worldwide. Musical genres such as Classical, Jazz, POP, Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Gospel and Indie directly affect a person's well-being and should be screened for deleterious properties....   [tags: Mental Development, Pregnant Mothers]

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Research Experiment to Determine the Speed of Sound

- Abstract/Introduction: Sound is the sensation that our brain interprets when vibrations carried to our ears stimulate the auditory nerves. It is produced by the compression and rarefaction of matter. The speed of sound depends on the properties of the medium such as bulk modulus, density and the temperature though which it travels. It does not depend on the source of the sound. Sound travels faster in air which is less dense and in air with a higher temperature. Hence, more density and heat = faster speed of sound....   [tags: physics, Physics Experiment]

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The, Coronal And Axial Planes

- Gradients are used to gain slices in the sagittal, coronal and axial planes similarly to CT. Gradient coils are used to modify the main magnetic field, which produces magnetic gradients. The gradient coils are in X, Y and Z planes, to produce image slices over any plane (Le Bihan, 2015). Changing the gradient deviates the precessional frequencies and the moments of hydrogen- 1 nuclei. Hence, allowing a unique address to be gained (Plewes, 2012). Despite the fact that MRI does not produce ionising radiation, however, it still poses biological effects to humans (table 2)....   [tags: Sound, Frequency, Magnetic field]

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Controversy Over Wind Farm in Nantucket Sound

- For Better or Worse: Controversy Over Wind Farm in Nantucket Sound For 100 years, Cape Cod has been defined as the ultimate summer getaway, a place to unwind and relax. A place where visitors can tan on the beach, play in the waves and sail in the sound. The result is a region that is absolutely dependent on tourism and tourism that is dependent on the Cape’s aesthetic scenery. What will happen if part of that scenery changes from a serene and untouched ocean view to an industrial wind park. The proposed wind farm will be built in an area known as Horseshoe Shoal, located five miles off the south shore of Cape Cod, in Nantucket Sound....   [tags: Place Cape Cod Papers]

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How Music Affects Human Species

- How Music Affects Human Species. Physics is a science dealing with matter and energy mainly on the way they interact with each other to create heat, light, electricity, and sound. The one thing that branches with the topic of “How Music Affects Human Species.” is sound. The way matter and energy interact to create sound. Music Can affect a person more than what it may seem like, it ranges from emotional affect all the way to improving our reasoning skills. Acoustics is a branch in physics that deals with sounds or to be more precise the wavelengths in gasses, liquids, and solids....   [tags: Sound, Ear, Frequency, Wavelength]

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The Invention of the Telephone: Alexander Graham Bell

- Growing up as a child living with his deaf mom, Eliza, Alexander Graham Bell sympathized with the hearing impaired and later devoted his life to teaching speech and liberating deaf children. In 1870, Bell and his family moved to Canada where Melville taught his son Visible Speech and setup teaching jobs for him around New England. One year later Alexander Graham Bell moved to Boston, which was a hotspot for commercial, education, and scientific activity. He began writing articles on deaf education and teaching scientific lectures (Grosvenor, Wesson)....   [tags: biography, education, sound]

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The Mechanism Of Assistive Listening Device

- Learn about the mechanism of assistive listening device Description: The mechanism of assistive listening device is pretty easier and it has been automated so that the users can make optimum usage of the same. Clear and uninterrupted sounds can be heard by using this device. Hearing difficulties might create a greater interruption in communication and these difficulties can be only resolved by means of using assistive listening device. Patients with hearing problem are often referred to use these kinds of devices....   [tags: Sound, Ear, Hearing, Hearing]

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Sonar vs. Whale Migration

- Sonar vs. Whale Migration Imagine being in Baja California lying on the beach and out along the horizon you watch the first gray whale break surface and fling himself into the air. I personally have seen this and it is a life changing experience. A whale of that size can truly take your breath away. Whales migrate over 6000 miles in the winter each year just to mate in the warmer waters of the tropics. Although it is amazing to watch them arrive the trip for them is not easy. Whales rely on the hearing immensely and they use sounds to find food, friends, their mate and even find their way around throughout their life....   [tags: sound, mate, ocean, migrate]

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Headphones and Nathaniel Baldwin

- From the roaring twenties, through the hippie seventies, until today music has altered the natural lifestyle of humans and what better way to listen to music then through compact headphones. Overtime, headphones have evolved from big over-ear headphones to smaller compact ones. Headphones have brought about an extreme diversity of music throughout different cultures. The first headphones were in vented by a man who goes by the name of Nathaniel Baldwin. He built the first headphones back in 1921 for people to carry music around and listen to it portably....   [tags: speaker, sound, technology, music]

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What´s a Cochlear Implant

- A Cochlear Implant is a small, complex electronic device that helps individuals develop a sense of sound. This device provides direct electrical stimulation to the hearing nerve of the individual’s inner ear. Generally, people who are deaf or are hard-of-hearing use this this device. This device consists of external and internal portions that sit behind the ear of an individual and a second portion that is surgically placed under the skin. Cochlear implants give individuals the ability to make out sounds that those who can hear perfectly may take advantage of....   [tags: sound, electronic device]

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Doppler Effect : A Wave Phenomenon On The Range Of Frequencies Heard By A Fixed Observer?

- Maxim Gurevich Doppler Effect Physics IA Introduction The Doppler Effect is a wave phenomenon that can be heard every day. It affects different sound differently depending on their sources’ speed relative to the observer. I noticed this when I observed that if the source moves too slowly, the effect is less apparent. I wanted to explore this situation, and to fulfill my curiosity, I used a sound emitter traveling in a circle. I asked this question: “How does the angular velocity of a sound emitter traveling in a circle affect the range of frequencies heard by a fixed observer?” Background The Doppler Effect is the shift in apparent frequency for an observer when a source of waves is movin...   [tags: Sound, Frequency, Doppler effect, Wave]

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The Effects Of Headphones And Headphones On The Workplace

- Introduction The use of headphones and earphones has become more prevalent in contemporary society’s young adults and are continuously utilised in combination with MP3s to serve as a form of entertainment.1 With the current technological advances, music devices have become more powerful, efficient and clearer, leading to increased time using them. Included in the variety of sound systems is an array of headphones and earphones in different shapes and sizes, each with unique amplification systems....   [tags: Ear, Sound, Tinnitus, Auditory system]

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The Effects Of Hearing Loss On The Workplace Environment

- Dear Professor Buds, I just graduated university, and my first job is to work at a construction site. Recently, I read articles saying that hearing loss can occur due to prolong exposure to noise. I want to protect my hearing but at the same time I do not want to quit the job at the construction site, therefore I want to know what is the maximum level of noise allowed for the workplace environment if I were to work continuously for 8 hours. I would also like to know how to measure sounds so I can tell the managers there whether the sound that the workers are exposed to everyday passed the limit or not....   [tags: Ear, Auditory system, Sound, Cochlea]

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The Concert Of Dalton State Of Mind

- The concert that I attended was “A Dalton State of Mind” concert that was held on the main campus of Dalton State College. I am not sure what the exact type of concert this would be classified as, but I would classify this concert as a mixture of different clubs/ groups of local and campus talent merged together. The concert was originally supposed to be performed at the quad, but due to the uncertainty of the weather the concert was moved inside of the gymnasium. Since the concert was moved into the gymnasium the sound was unpleasant and sometimes hard to hear....   [tags: Music, Performance, Roller coaster, Sound]

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Car Audio Installation

- The art of car audio installation has been around for years. Car stereos date back to the 1930’s with many of the Worlds vehicles traveling on unpaved roads with nothing but the sounds of the cars creaking or the tires travelling along these uneven and bumpy roads, long trips would’ve driven anyone insane. Car radios are almost a necessity to keep up with the news on subjects happening in the world and the local population while you are on the go. This however led to companies throwing in the cheapest audio they could think of, not to be on purpose, but when there is a deadline to produce a car that has so much power or has this feature it is hard to find decent materials to make a wonderfu...   [tags: Development, Quality Sound, Speakers]

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Physiology of Laughter: What Creates the Wonderful Sound of Laughter?

- ... We don’t know much, but researchers have done studies that have shown that laughter is caused by many parts of the brain. These researchers have done many tests by hooking subjects up to an electroencephalograph (EEG). An EEG is a record of the our brain’s electrical activity. (2013, Babylon) When doing these tests, researchers realized that the brain made the same continuous electrical pattern. The subjects were then shown something that was funny. Not even five-tenths of a second after the subject saw the joke, an electrical waved moved through the cerebral cortex....   [tags: muscles, zygomaticus, cheekbones]

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Hearing And Speech On Children

- At two years of age children can learn so much developmentally. Hearing and speech are at their highest during this time, and children begin to really learn words, and sounds. Parker is 24 months of age, and can only speak a few words. He spends most of his time with his grandmother, and not with other children his own age. Parker’s mother decided to take him to a developmental screening clinic to take a look at how well Parker is developing for his age group. The screening proved that parker is within normal limits compared to others children, but he does have significant loss in one ear and moderate loss in the other....   [tags: Sound, Ear, Auditory system, Eardrum]

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