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What means harmonic ?

  1. Apr 23, 2014 #1
    What means "harmonic"?

    The term "harmonic" arise in the math in several subjects, harmonic series, harmonic function, analysis harmonic, mean harmonic... but in each context harmonic have a different interpretation, but exist a general interpretation for "harmonic"? From where is "harmonic" and what it remits?
     
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  3. Apr 23, 2014 #2

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    It means - "relating to music" and the use in science and mathematics refers to a pure or "harmonious" note played on a musical instrument or intoned by the voice of a singer with "perfect pitch".
     
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