Reference Sensations

For a methodical discussion about sensation we identify several reference sensations drawn from everyday human experience that are standards from which all perceptions are judged and recognized. These sensations are mathematically represented by numbers called constants. They are visually represented using the icons shown below. Throughout WikiMechanics you can click on these icons to go an article with more detail.

A gold coin.
A gold coin.
Icon Reference Sensation
achromatic.jpg Seeing the Sun.
Bangladeshi.GIF Seeing blood.
Swedish.gif Seeing gold.
knut.jpeg Touching ice.
steam.jpg Touching steam.
odd.jpg Hearing a heart beat.
souricon.jpg Tasting a lemon.
saltyicon.jpg Tasting the ocean.
sweeticon.jpg Tasting honey.
earthicon.jpg Touching the Earth.
The first physics calculations linking heat and motion were inspired by the sight of blood. (See //Robert Mayer and the Conservation of Energy// by Kenneth Caneva, page 235.)
The first physics calculations linking heat and motion were inspired by the sight of blood. (See Robert Mayer and the Conservation of Energy by Kenneth Caneva, page 235.)
Right.png Next step: classifying sensations.
Summary
Nouns Definition
Reference Sensations $\sf{\text{Standards to judge and recognize all perceptions.}}$ 1-1
Noun Definition
Constant $\sf{\text{A number used to represent a reference sensation. }}$ 1-2
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