Acoustics

Articles on acoustics and 19th century acoustical apparatus

Philosophers and scientists have always been fascinated by sound and music. So much so that there is a long history of interaction between music and science. However, the experimental science called acoustics did not properly emerge until the 19th century. The Whipple has a significant collection of 19th century acoustical apparatus, in particular several examples from the famous Parisian instrument maker Rudolph Koenig.

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The Acoustics section of the Explore website was developed with special support from the Newton Trust. We are very grateful for this support.

 
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