Fluids in music: The mathematics of pan's flutes

Bogdan G. Nita, Sajan Ramanathan

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Abstract

We discuss the mathematics behind the Pan's flute. We analyze how the sound is created, the relationship between the notes that the pipes produce, their frequencies and the length of the pipes. We find an equation which models the curve that appears at the bottom of any Pan's flute due to the different pipe lengths.

Original languageEnglish
Article number181
JournalFluids
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 10 Oct 2019

Keywords

  • Music
  • Pan's flute
  • Sound frequencies
  • Wind instruments

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