By Howard Georgi
The 1st entire advent to waves and wave phenomena through a well known theorist. Covers damping, compelled oscillations and resonance; common modes; symmetries; touring waves; signs and Fourier research; polarization; diffraction.
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1. Also see Einar Haugen, "Dialect, Language, Nation," American Anthropologist 68:4 (August, 1966), 922-35. M Ives Goddard, "Eastern Algonquian Languages," in Handbook of North American In dians, Vol. 15, The Northeast, ed. : Smithsonian Institu tion, 1978), 70-77. 27 Matteo Ricci, "A Discourse on the Kingdom of China," in Samuel Purchas, Hakluytus Posthumous, or Purchas His Pilgrimes . . (London: Henry Featherstone, 1625-26), vol. 3, 16 CHAPTER I Despite the immense diversity of languages and dialects in China, that is, a universally understood writing system and a court lingua franca simplified communications.
H. H. Langton (1632; Toronto: Champlain Society, 1939), 73. 25 38 CHAPTER II gral—if controversial—component of Jesuit pedagogy. When the pa rameters of such performances could be carefully governed, they served to prepare students for roles as oracles of the church; at the same time, they provided a readily disseminated form of public moral instruction—and a form that, because figural or symbolic, could, its teachers presumed, transcend language barriers. This was not merely because they presented tales of piety and virtue through symbols and performance, but also because the act of speaking from a script was, much like uttering a prayer one did not understand, to affirm one's implication in a sublime patriarchal power structure that may not have been fully comprehensible to the layperson.
In New France these sorts of spectacles proved of special import, in part, no doubt, because they allowed missionaries to communicate without a perfect grasp of local languages. 26 Itwas not just in seeing such spectacles that Indian souls were saved. Indeed, some Jesuits appeared to assume that acting itself, or really any sort of mimetic behavior that followed the prescription of the church, was an indication that a soul was being saved.
Physics of Waves, The by Howard Georgi