Information Theory, Wavefront Reconstruction and the Concert Hall Problem
The acoustic state of concert halls is a diffuse volumetric hologram. It is representative of a kind of information-energy system requiring both quantum and continuum elements for full description. Huygens's principle, stated in terms of information theory, is such a full description. It suggests that Bohr's principle of complementarity ought to be replaced by a principle of concomitance, applicable to all quantum-wave formalisms.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: April 1, 1974
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- Acta Acustica united with Acustica, published together with the European Acoustics Association (EAA), is an international, peer-reviewed journal on acoustics. It publishes original articles on all subjects in the field of acoustics, such as general linear acoustics, nonlinear acoustics, macrosonics, flow acoustics, atmospheric sound, underwater sound, ultrasonics, physical acoustics, structural acoustics, noise control, active control, environmental noise, building acoustics, room acoustics, acoustic materials, acoustic signal processing, computational and numerical acoustics, hearing, audiology and psychoacoustics, speech, musical acoustics, electroacoustics, auditory quality of systems. It reports on original scientific research in acoustics and on engineering applications. The journal considers scientific papers, technical and applied papers, book reviews, short communications, doctoral thesis abstracts, etc. In irregular intervals also special issues and review articles are published.
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