Eggers, Frieder - Correspondence with Carleen M. Hutchins E2960-101

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Type of resource mixed material
Date created 1964 - 1992
Language English
Digital origin reformatted digital


Creator Eggers, Frieder

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Biographical/Historical note Research physicist and cellist who did the first thorough study of vibration modes (1959) in which not only nodal lines, but also contours of amplitude were plotted giving amplitude and phase. He also measured the mechanical impedance at several points. The work was done on a cello (see photo). Eggers worked at the Bell Telephone Laboratory, Murray Hill from 1960-64 and became much interested in the research that Schelleng and Hutchins were doing, and often came to 112 Essex to discuss acoustics and play quartets with us. Since 1964 Eggers has been at the Max-Planck-Institute in Gottingen working in biophysical chemistry. A recent paper (1991) on mechanical impedance measurements of the cello as well as the 1959 one are included here.
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Location M1711
Repository Stanford University. Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives

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Musical Acoustics Research Library collection, 1956-2007

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