Saturday Morning Physics
The Physics Behind Music


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  • Host Department: Physics
  • Date: 03/17/2007
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Location: 170 & 182 Dennison Building

  • Monroe Lecture 03/17/2007
  • Description: Rolling ripples of water on the surface of a pond, the brilliant colors of a deep rainbow, and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony all come to us in the form of waves. While we all appreciate the beauty of these experiences in life without caring about the underlying physics, they become even more beautiful when we dive into the simple physical and mathematical description of such waves. The first lecture will probe the salient physics behind the most accessible form of waves -- music.

    Detailed Information
    All talks are free and refreshments will be served. Visitor parking for the seminars (Central Campus) is across the street from the Dennison Building in the U-M Church Street structure. There is a $2.00 parking charge implemented by U-M Parking Services.

    Contact Information
    For more information regarding the Saturday Morning Physics series, see the Physics Department website, or call 734.764.4437