Last post by Rumbah -
I think it's confusing because you look at the graph of the function, that is a two dimensional image.
Perhaps it helps to look at it these ways: 1. What you measure is the amplitude. To help you see the change over time you draw the graph. But if you move all your measurements over each other (compress the time axis to a point) you'll see that you only get the amplitude in one dimension.
2. If you want to convert analog sound to digital you only need a 1d DAC because that one dimension is enough to capture the sound.
3. With the "sound is two dimensional" argumentation you'll have that you watch 3d TV as you have a two dimensional picture that changes over time. You could even argue that the picture on the wall is three dimensional.
The first time I stumbled over this was a one dimensional potential well in physics in school. It took quite some time to wrap my head around this. Why it's only one dimensional although it looks so two dimensional
Last post by castleofargh -
could it just be that a lot is lost between what he's trying to say and what you think he said? because I have a hard time imagining a math professor saying something along the lines of: sound has only one dimension. even considering a punctual source or punctual recording position, we're still very much getting amplitude over time.
Last post by Lucidae -
Thanks Case for this modification, it's been very responsive so far. I think I've discovered a bug; In my current layout (DUI) I have the wavebar placed in the bottom half of a panel splitter. If I lock the panel height and then close foobar, the next time I start foobar the wavebar panel expands vertically by itself.