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Record Stylus Pressure

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The classical theory of elasticity predicts that fine-groove records are impossible. It predicts stresses in the records in excess of the ultimate strength of the record material. It is known that the classical theory of elasticity falls far short in describing the mechanical properties of plastics. These properties are discussed along with a qualitative evaluation of their effect on the stresses produced by the stylus.

JAES Volume 3 Issue 2 pp. 66-69; April 1955
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