wrote this crap:
>> all know that from the listeners earpoint the pitch appears to change.
>> The volume appears to change too.
>Incorrect (goes without saying).
>From the listeners earpoint, both the pitch and the volume DO change.
changes. The whistle plays only one note at one volume and that never
>> >Incorrect. Both the volume and the pitch really do change for the
>> >listener standing beside the track.
>> That's because of the Doppler Effect.
>1. It's not because of the Doppler Effect that the volume changes for
>2. So? For the listener... ..the... ...pitch... ...changes.
>> >> >You also fail to note that the pitch heard is raised ABOVE the pitch
>> >> >heard by someone on the train as the train is approaching.
>> >> I thought that was obvious. But I made my point. The Doppler Effect
>> >> changes what you hear from the whistle. We can all agree on that.
>> >The non-idiots in this conversation can agree that this was all just
>> >more hand-waving by you to avoid admitting you were entirely wrong when
>> >you claimed that the trombone was the only instrument capable of
>> >continuously varying its pitch, and that you were also wrong when you
>> >said that there weren't dozens and dozens more.
>> OK I WAS WRONG. I thought of a couple. The bugle, the theremin, the
>> timpani, the saw, and that crazy flute thing with a slide. Are you
>> happy now? Go have some pie.
>Happier. Now you've decided to deny that there are dozens and dozens
>Admit you're wrong about that; show a little "leadership" for once.
a moving train.
And my Yamaha synthesizer is just a plastic box with a whole lot of
buttons and slides. Do you count my vuvuzela as a real instrument?
Don't drink and drive. Unless you have a good cup holder.