Physics 4-17-12 Harmonics & Beats

PHYSICS: So why do instruments that are playing the same note sound so different? Here’s the lecture from Monday on harmonics & beats.

Have you ever seen sound? Here’s an applet you might be interested in checking out: The vOICe Java Applet. Click on the name, or it’s at You might have to update Java – I did.

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19 thoughts on “Physics 4-17-12 Harmonics & Beats

  1. How does Harmonics and Beats create chords? I understand how beats are created, but do these have any effect when playing a group of notes in harmony?

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