Accession Number : AD0725464

Title :   Eine Neue Theorie Zum Geschwindigkeitstransposition-sphaenomen (A New Theory About Velocity Transposition Phenomenon),

Corporate Author : DEUTSCHE FORSCHUNGS- UND VERSUCHSANSTALT FUER LUFT- UND RAUMFAHRT E V HAMBURG (WEST GERMANY)

Personal Author(s) : Goeters,Klaus-Martin

Report Date : 06 NOV 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : Two existing theories concerning the velocity transposition phenomenon are discussed: the theory of the analogy between physical and subjective velocity and the theory of frequency matching. It is shown that both theories are not able to explain the velocity transposition completely. A new theory is introduced which is based on constancy effects in the perception of velocity. This theory gives an explanation for those velocity transposition effects which have not been understood up to now. Moreover four experiments are described which clearly demonstrate that the velocity transposition phenomenon is not produced by frequency matching. On the other hand the experimental results are not contrary to the new theory of constancy. At last the importance of this theory for human engineering guidance in the field of sea, land, air and space traffic is discussed beside its value for the cinematographer. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*VELOCITY, THEORY), HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, WEST GERMANY

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE