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The Simple Pendulum and Music

  1. Mar 4, 2009 #1
    As I've posted before, I teach an acoustics lab to undergraduate physics students and, they are currently working on an experimental observation of the motion of the simple pendulum.

    How does the motion of a simple pendulum relate to music?

    Everyone who has replied to any of my threads has been an immense help. Your input is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you all!
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 6, 2009 #2
    they both have a frequency (sqrt(g/L) and Pi*sqrt(Tension)/(L*sqrt(mass_density)) (for a guitar).

    damping affects the amplitude of both swing and sound...

    if it was a non simple pendulum you could talk about harmonics and normal modes and stuff...

    wish i could be more help
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