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Banjo Drum Physics — theoretical preliminaries

Politzer, H. David (2017) Banjo Drum Physics — theoretical preliminaries. , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished) https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20170901-095218910

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Abstract

The interaction of a drum’s head with its enclosed air is presented in the simplest possible form appropriate to the questions and issues that arise in understanding the timbre of the banjo. The inherent air-head impedance mismatch allows treating the head as driver of the air and the air’s effect, in turn, as back reaction. Any particular question can then be addressed with a calculation in simple wave mechanics. The analysis confirms and quantifies the notion that internal air resonances enhance the response of the head at its and their frequencies. However, the details of just how are fairly complicated.


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Politzer, H. David0000-0002-4983-6621
Contact Email Address:politzer@theory.caltech.edu
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Deposited By: H. Politzer
Deposited On:05 Sep 2017 19:28
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