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Happy Birthday, Adrien-Marie Legendre

September 18, 2019

From polynomials and functions to a moon crater and main belt asteroid, French mathematician Adrien-Marie Legendre has quite a few namesakes.

Zeiss, Abbe, and the Evolution of Microscopes and Optical Research

September 11, 2019

The story of Carl Zeiss and Ernst Abbe involves a picturesque town in Germany, compound microscopes, and a hammer and anvil. See for yourself with a glimpse into the history of optical research.

The Origin Story of the Sampling Theorem and Vladimir Kotelnikov

September 10, 2019

Less than a century ago, we didn’t have the theorem that is fundamental to our understanding of electronic communication today. Fortunately, Vladimir Kotelnikov entered the picture.

Analyzing the Acoustics of a Head and Torso Simulator

September 6, 2019

Acoustics engineers designing hearing aids, cellphones, and headphones can perform standardized measurements faster and cheaper with simulation, as shown in this example.

Happy Birthday, James Joseph Sylvester

September 3, 2019

Ever heard the word combiants? What about plagiograph, allotrius, or zetaic? The Shakespeare of mathematics, James Joseph Sylvester used his love of poetry to find new ways to describe theories.

How to Use Solver Suggestions in Acoustics Modeling

August 30, 2019

When you model large, industry-scale acoustics, ever find it challenging to efficiently solve the problem with the hardware at hand? Enter the solver suggestions in COMSOL Multiphysics®.

A Look Back at Early Film Technology

August 29, 2019

Did you know that one of the most prominent filmmakers during the advent of cinema was Thomas Edison? Here, we discuss early film technology, instruments, and the people who used them.

The Importance of Thermal Radiation in Your Models

August 23, 2019

Conduction and convection tend to get more attention from simulation engineers, but radiation plays an important role as well. Learn how (and why) to account for thermal radiation in your models.


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