Physics of Music

Parsa Jouyan, Physics Undergraduate Student, University of Tehran

In these lectures, we will have a look at the broad field of musical acoustics, mainly focusing on acoustics (physics) and harmony (music theory).

Session 1: October 6, 2020
Harmony and The Harmonic Series (I)
Session 2: October 20, 2020
Harmony and The Harmonic Series (II)
Session 3: November 3, 2020

In this session, we continued our discussions on tuning and temperaments; mainly analyzing three-limit and five-limit just intonation.

Session 4: December 15, 2020

After a break, we have started our sessions in a new manner. From now on, all the main members of this circle will participate in presenting the subjects. We’re currently considering vibrating strings; first of all, deriving and solving the wave equation for a string clamped at both ends.