Author: Nicholas J. GiordanoPublish On: 2016-10-27
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Author: Nicholas J. Giordano
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Why does a piano sound like a piano? A similar question can be asked of virtually all musical instruments. A particular note-such as middle C-can be produced by a piano, a violin, a clarinet, and many other instruments, yet it is easy for even a musically untrained listener to distinguish between these different instruments. A central quest in the study of musical instruments is to understand why the sound of the "same" note depends greatly on the instrument, and to elucidate which aspects of an instrument are most critical in producing the musical tones characteristic of the instrument. The primary goal of this book is to investigate these questions for the piano. The explanations in this book use a minimum of mathematics, and are intended for anyone who is interested in music and musical instruments. At the same time, there are many insights relating physics and the piano that will likely be interesting and perhaps surprising for many physicists.
This book describes the results of such acoustical investigations - fascinating intellectual and practical exercises.
Author: Neville H. Fletcher
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
While the history of musical instruments is nearly as old as civilisation itself, the science of acoustics is quite recent. By understanding the physical basis of how instruments are used to make music, one hopes ultimately to be able to give physical criteria to distinguish a fine instrument from a mediocre one. At that point science may be able to come to the aid of art in improving the design and performance of musical instruments. As yet, many of the subtleties in musical sounds of which instrument makers and musicians are aware remain beyond the reach of modern acoustic measurements. This book describes the results of such acoustical investigations - fascinating intellectual and practical exercises. Addressed to readers with a reasonable grasp of physics who are not put off by a little mathematics, this book discusses most of the traditional instruments currently in use in Western music. A guide for all who have an interest in music and how it is produced, as well as serving as a comprehensive reference for those undertaking research in the field.
The Physics of the Piano , ” E . D . Blackham , Sci . Am . 99 ( 6 ) , 88 – 99 ( 1965 ) .
( E ) 201 . “ A Discrete Model of a Struck String , ” R . A . Bacon and J . M .
Bowsher , Acustica 41 , 21 – 27 ( 1978 ) . ( I ) * * 202 . “ The Coupled Motion of
Optional Example 23 - 3 Dispersion in a Real Piano Wire The result that the
phase velocity of a wave on a string is equal to VT / u is based on the assumption
that the string is perfectly flexible . When such a string is deformed by a wave ,
Peppered throughout with anecdotes and examples illustrating key concepts, this invitingly written book provides a firm grounding in the actual and theoretical physics of music.
Author: Barry Parker
Publisher: JHU Press
Why does a harpsichord sound different from a piano? For that matter, why does middle C on a piano differ from middle C on a tuning fork, a trombone, or a flute? Good Vibrations explains in clear, friendly language the out-of-sight physics responsible not only for these differences but also for the whole range of noises we call music. The physical properties and history of sound are fascinating to study. Barry Parker's tour of the physics of music details the science of how instruments, the acoustics of rooms, electronics, and humans create and alter the varied sounds we hear. Using physics as a base, Parker discusses the history of music, how sounds are made and perceived, and the various effects of acting on sounds. In the process, he demonstrates what acoustics can teach us about quantum theory and explains the relationship between harmonics and the theory of waves. Peppered throughout with anecdotes and examples illustrating key concepts, this invitingly written book provides a firm grounding in the actual and theoretical physics of music.
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1666 , consumed the College and the whole of ... The plural physics is always
used to mean the study of nature by means of the severer modes of investigation
Describe the evolution of piano design. Study some outside sources. 4. The data
in Table 11 —1 indicates that the upper partials of a piano string are sharp with
respect to the desired harmonics. Why? 5. The clavicord is a historic keyboard ...
Author: Harvey E. White
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Comprehensive and accessible, this foundational text surveys general principles of sound, musical scales, characteristics of instruments, mechanical and electronic recording devices, and many other topics. More than 300 illustrations plus questions, problems, and projects.
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distance from the roof of the building . But the property we are talking about is
really a property of both the earth and the piano , not of the piano by itself .
Author: Library of Congress. Copyright OfficePublish On: 1977
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Electronic and Atomic collisions , 9th , Seattle , 1975 . Physiological changes of ...
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die das Piano , Pianoforte , Fortepiano ; negative Photographie ; positive — , das
The piano . In the back of the upright piano , or under the lid of the grand piano ,
are found the piano frame and sounding board . Here the wires are strung . Each
key of the keyboard controls a felt - covered hammer . When the key is pressed ...
If there's no desk ( md = 0 ) , there's no friction or tension and the piano falls freely
with acceleration g . Finally , if hymd = my , then the frictional force on the desk
just balances the gravitational force on the piano , and the pair remain at rest .
PROBLEM SOLVING Estimating how many piano tuners there are in a city tuned
, and how many pianos each tuner can tune . To estimate the number of pianos in
San Francisco , we note that certainly not everyone has a piano . A guess of 1 ...
Author: Douglas C. Giancoli
Publisher: Pearson College Division
Physics for Scientists and Engineers combines outstanding pedagogy with a clear and direct narrative and applications that draw the reader into the physics. The new edition features an unrivaled suite of media and on-line resources that enhance the understanding of physics. Many new topics have been incorporated such as: the Otto cycle, lens combinations, three-phase alternating current, and many more. New developments and discoveries in physics have been added including the Hubble space telescope, age and inflation of the universe, and distant planets. Modern physics topics are often discussed within the framework of classical physics where appropriate. For scientists and engineers who are interested in learning physics.
On a piano keyboard , middle - C is 256 v.p.s. Eight notes later , there is another
C with 512 v.p.s. ( 2 x 256 ) . Again , eight notes later , there is another C with
1024 v.p.s. ( 4 X 256 ) . Although the two DO's sound alike and the three C's
For example , one of his most famous calculations on a nonscientific topic
concerned the number of piano tuners in New York City . Off hand , how could
one possibly figure out such a thing ? Here ' s one way . The number of piano
tuners in a ...
Author: Clifford Swartz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
This book is an "impedance match" between high school math and science, and university physics-with-calculus at the level of Halliday-Resnick. It is for students who have done reasonably well in the standard high school courses but who need practice with the applications of quantitative methods. The topics covered are those fundamental skills and techniques that are most needed and assumed in introductory physics, but that many students do not have. Students who have taken a course based on this book have established a good record of doing well in their subsequent physics course.
Author: Physical Society of LondonPublish On: 1913
In order to obtain the highest possible effects it is of course necessary ( 1 ) that
the piano and player should be in perfect adjustment ; ( 2 ) that the springs of the
bellows should be of the right strength , which is usually far from being the case ...
Author: Library of Congress. Copyright OfficePublish On: 1975
Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
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Ap . Now piano and desk are linked by the rope . Since the pulley and rope are
massless , and the pulley frictionless , the argument given in Example 6-5 shows
that the tension forces at the two ends of the rope have equal magnitudes .