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Homework Help: Piano and Physics

  1. Nov 22, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    This is more of a general question:
    In what ways (besides mechanical), can physics be applied to Pianos? I'm already onto strings and energy, but are there any other ways?

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    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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  3. Nov 23, 2008 #2
    There are lots of mathematical relations in music that you would play on a piano. What things sound discordant etc. Other than that though, what is the piano but a set of vibrating strings producing sound waves?

    I suppose we could slide a piano down an inclined plane if you like... maybe get a nice Doppler shift if it's going fast enough...
     
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