2007 - Week 1.2. Some Fundamental Items from PHYSICS. Assignment-. Begin reading the Background Notes that are posted on the website. Roughly pages 1-18. From Our Discussion. Elements of Music Structured/Designed Sound Some pleasant – bells, most musical instruments Some nasty – whip
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2007 - Week 1.2
Some Fundamental Items from
50,000 years or more
Length Standard .. The Gorf
1 2 3 4 1/8
= 4 1/8 Gorfs
We will discuss this “g-thing” when we
get to acceleration.
Rolex (~$10K) Atomic Clock (NASA) $ megabucks
112 quarter notes per minute.
Sound Waves push against
What is a wave, what is a push??
In order to understand musical tones and their relationship to each other, we need to understand
Snail goes 100 meters in
2 seconds …
Speed = 2 meters/second
The PERIOD, T is the time it takes to go from one condition to the next time that exact condition is repeated.
The frequency, the number of oscillations per second, is given by:
Period = 6 seconds
Frequency=1/6 per sec (Hz)
=0.16 sec = 160 ms
Fun with Strings