Talk:History of spectroscopy

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Two meanings for Spectrum analysis[edit]

The article section Frequency spectrum#Spectrum analysis appears to me to be about a significantly different kind of spectrum analysis. A Google search for the phrase appears to show that it is commonly used both ways. I don't have enough confidence in my understanding of the concepts to make any changes, but I hope somebody who does can add clarification. Thank you. SchreiberBike (talk) 04:00, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

You are correct that these are two distinct types of spectrum analysis, and I think it would be worth addressing. I consider the type of spectrum analysis described on the current page to be related to spectroscopy. The type of analysis described at Frequency spectrum#Spectrum analysis is more difficult to characterize--it seems to be describing the general mathematical technique that is then used in a number of technical applications. I could see distinguishing it as either a "mathematical" or "signal processing" description. How would you suggest addressing the ambiguity? Two distinct sections on this page or two distinct pages? ronningt (talk) 12:18, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

Start for History of Spectroscopy[edit]

The body of this article contains a lot of information that would fit into a History of Spectroscopy page or section. I would like to move the content. I don't see a reason to separate any of the existing content from the more general spectroscopy article. Does anyone feel there is a reason to differentiate this topic? ronningt (talk) 12:34, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

Having read through Brand's "Lines of Light", I'm adding content and organizing the existing content into a structure that follows the timeline of developments he describes. I'd greatly value the addition of details, and other information sources, about particular researchers and experiments. I'm also making an attempt to be thorough about citing sources since dates and precedence are significant aspects of this article. ronningt (talk) 13:06, 25 November 2012 (UTC)