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Nonlinearity in musical instruments

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Please note that this is a Mechanics Colloquia

The field of nonlinear vibration is broad, encompassing a wide variety of phenomena. It turns out that musical instruments, of one kind and another, have been developed to exploit many of these in a constructive way. This talk will start with a brief review of the landscape of nonlinear vibration: weak versus strong nonlinearity, driven versus self-excited vibration and so on. A range of examples will then be discussed, populating this landscape with musical applications including the violin and the clarinet, as well as less familiar things like the sitar, the hurdy-gurdy and the Chinese gong.

This talk is part of the Engineering - Mechanics and Materials Seminar Series series.

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