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Musical Sound

An Introduction to the Physics of Music

  • Michael J. Moravcsik

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Why and How—An Explanation for the Reader

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  3. The Concepts of Motion, Vibration, and Waves

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  4. The Sound Getting to You

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  5. Specifics of Musical Sound

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  6. Making Music

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  7. Consuming Music

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  8. Epilogue

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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 259-316

About this book

Introduction

This text has been out of print since 1990; it was originally published by Solomon Press in 1987. Several experts in the field have verified that the information in the book remains constant; nothing has, or will, change in the basic science of musical sound. It explains the science of musical sound without the encumbrance of detailed mathematics. It will appeal to music lovers as well as students of music and students of physics. It can easily be promoted with our physics program.

Keywords

Oscillation Vibration physics

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael J. Moravcsik
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  1. 1.University of OregonUSA

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