Music and IQ

David Webber dave at
Sat Sep 30 07:41:24 EST 2000

Dominique Larré <Dominique.Larre at> wrote in message
news:8r4aeg$r3k$1 at

> Not with a bell or gong.

Bells and gongs are different because they're cylindrical in their symmetry.

If you solve the equation for an oscillating string fixed at its ends you
get familiar sine waves.

If you solve the same equation for a circular membrane held at its rim, then
you get bessel functions instead of sine waves.

Dave Webber
Author of MOZART the Music Processor for Windows -
Member of the North Cheshire Concert Band

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