Physics of the Piano

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Physics of the Piano

Author: Nicholas J. Giordano

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192506633

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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.

American Journal of Physics

The Physics of the Piano , ” E . D . Blackham , Sci . Am . 99 ( 6 ) , 88 – 99 ( 1965 ) .
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Bowsher , Acustica 41 , 21 – 27 ( 1978 ) . ( I ) * * 202 . “ The Coupled Motion of
Piano ...

American Journal of Physics

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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 ...

Physics

Author: Paul Allen Tipler

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The Physics of Musical Instruments

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

The Physics of Musical Instruments

Author: Neville H. Fletcher

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387983745

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.

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 .

The World of Physics

Author: Robert I. Hulsizer

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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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The English Cyclopaedia

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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 ...

Household Physics

Author: Walter George Whitman

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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 ...

Physics and Music

Author: Harvey E. White

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486794008

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.

Year book

Piano . Junior grade , arithmetic . Organ . Sub - junior grade , reading . Point print
music writing and Intermediate , grade I ... 30 . Senior , grade II , arithmetic .
Kindergarten . Academic grade , physics . Piano . Elementary English , first grade
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Year book

Author: New York Institute for the Education of the Blind

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58th-77th reports, 1893-1912, contain Catalogues of publications in the New York point system, including musical works.

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 ...

Physics for Scientists   Engineers

Author: Douglas C. Giancoli

Publisher: Pearson College Division

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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.

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 .

Physics with Modern Physics for Scientists and Engineers

Author: Richard Wolfson

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers

ISBN: 9780321035738

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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 ...

Pathways in Science

Author: Joseph M. Oxenhorn

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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 ...

Prelude to Physics

Author: Clifford Swartz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

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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.

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 .

Physics for Scientists and Engineers

Author: Richard Wolfson

Publisher: Harpercollins College Division

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Physics Begins with Another M

Mysteries, Magic, Myth, and Modern Physics John W. Jewett. be established than
a standing wave on the piano strings . There is little or no discernible decay after
the attack . The clarinet will sustain a sound as long as the player continues to ...

Physics Begins with Another M

Author: John W. Jewett

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

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This book is intended to allow for exploration into the applications of physics in everyday life and to provoke the reader to examine his or her own understanding of physical concepts and his or her strategies for transferring knowledge to others. This book is a follow-up to Physics Begins with an M ... Mysteries, Magic, and Myth introducing concepts of modern physics--relativity and quantum physics.