Physics of the Piano

Physics of the Piano

Nicholas J. Giordano. - +. i. Nicholas J. Giordano, Sr Physics Piano OXFORD
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Author: Nicholas J. Giordano

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192506634

Category: Science

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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.
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The Physics of Musical Instruments

The Physics of Musical Instruments

This book describes the results of such acoustical investigations - fascinating intellectual and practical exercises.

Author: Neville H. Fletcher

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387983740

Category: Science

Page: 756

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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.
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American Journal of Physics

American Journal of Physics

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
Piano ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015018267958

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Physics

Physics

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 ,
there ...

Author: Paul Allen Tipler

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000029952786

Category: Physics

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Good Vibrations

Good Vibrations

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

ISBN: 9780801897078

Category: Science

Page: 288

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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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Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings

S9 (Elementary particle physics), UF Invariance principles (Physics) Symmetry (
Chemistry) BT Conservation laws ... Flute with orchestra Symphonic poems (
Organ) fM6-M14.5; Symphonic poems (Piano) fM20-M39, Symphonic poems (
Piano, ...

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ISBN: UCBK:C057767936

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English and German

English and German

Physico - theology , fizzékó . Piano - forte , pėáno - fôr'tė . ( it . D. ) Phylactery ,
fèråk'tůrė , lakteri- théol·lojė . 6. die Physilothevigie . s . das Pianoforte ,
Fortepiano , Klavier . on ) s . 1. $ das Amulet , Sdu :, Zauberge : Physics , i .
Physic N. 2 .

Author: Christoph Friedrich Grieb

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951002013680S

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The English Cyclopaedia

The English Cyclopaedia

The grand piano - forte retains the shape of the instrument great fire of London ,
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
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ISBN: UIUC:30112107992270

Category: Natural history

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Physics and Music

Physics and Music

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

ISBN: 9780486794006

Category: Science

Page: 448

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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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The World of Physics

The World of Physics

pull of earth pull of piano on earth on piano 습 height above the sidewalk , or its
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: Robert I. Hulsizer

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924004713008

Category: Physics

Page: 518

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Books and Pamphlets Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals

Books and Pamphlets  Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals

1539 piano boogie . A674018 . , 2068 Physics of Electronic and Atomic collisions
, International Conference on . SEE International Conference on the physics of
Electronic and Atomic collisions , 9th , Seattle , 1975 . Physiological changes of ...

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

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ISBN: PSU:000052001574

Category: American literature

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Technological dictionary in the English and German languages

Technological dictionary in the English and German languages

die Phosphor Physic , s . die Arzneikunde , Medicin ; verbindung , das
phosphorhaltige Metall | das Arzneimittel . ... graphie ; negative – , das Negativ ,
die das Piano , Pianoforte , Fortepiano ; negative Photographie ; positive — , das
cottage ...

Author: Gustav Eger

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ISBN: OXFORD:N10733815

Category: Engineering

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Household Physics

Household Physics

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 ...

Author: Walter George Whitman

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B563351

Category: Home economics

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Physics with Modern Physics for Scientists and Engineers

Physics with Modern Physics for Scientists and Engineers

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 .

Author: Richard Wolfson

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers

ISBN: 0321035739

Category: Science

Page: 1250

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Physics for Scientists Engineers

Physics for Scientists   Engineers

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

ISBN: UCSD:31822027911601

Category: Science

Page: 1024

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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.
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Pathways in Science

Pathways in Science

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
sound ...

Author: Joseph M. Oxenhorn

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105049324549

Category: Biology

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Prelude to Physics

Prelude to Physics

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

ISBN: UOM:39015050425019

Category: Science

Page: 202

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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.
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Journal of Physics A

Journal of Physics A

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: Physical Society of London

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ISBN: CHI:16427015

Category: Physics

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Catalog of Copyright Entries Third Series

Catalog of Copyright Entries  Third Series

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The record of each copyright registration listed in the Catalog includes a description of the work copyrighted and data relating to the copyright claim (the name of the copyright claimant as given in the application for registration, the copyright date, the copyright registration number, etc.).
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Physics for Scientists and Engineers

Physics for Scientists and Engineers

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 .

Author: Richard Wolfson

Publisher: Harpercollins College Division

ISBN: UOM:39015027477648

Category: Science

Page: 1152

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