harmonic series | |
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1. | maths a series whose terms are in harmonic progression, as in 1 + ½ + 1⁄3 + … |
2. | acoustics the series of tones with frequencies strictly related to one another and to the fundamental tone, as obtained by touching lightly the node points of a string while playing it. Its most important application is in the playing of brass instruments |
harmonic series
A series whose terms are in harmonic progression, especially the series 1 + ^{1}/_{2} + ^{1}/_{3} + ^{1}/_{4} + .... and so on. |