ASA 130th Meeting - St. Louis, MO - 1995 Nov 27 .. Dec 01

5aPAb1. Acoustics in the first 100 years of The Physical Review.

Robert T. Beyer

Phys. Dept., Brown Univ., Providence, RI 02912

Recently, the American Physical Society published a volume entitled ``The First One Hundred Years of the Physical Review,'' containing 1200 pages of reprints of ``seminal papers.'' Unfortunately, there are no acoustics papers in that volume. This paper attempts to redress the balance by discussing a number of significant acoustics papers that have appeared in The Physical Review, especially in the years before the appearance of The Journal of the Acoustic Society of America.