HARMONIC SERIES

An ordered set of frequencies which are integer multiples of a FUNDAMENTAL.

The first 32 partials of a HARMONIC SERIES shown as a line spectrum. The amplitude of each partial is inversely proportional to the partial number.See: diagrams and sound examples under HARMONIC, LINEAR. See also: COMPLEX TONE, FOURIER ANALYSIS, FOURIER THEOREM, JUST TUNING, STANDING WAVES. Compare: SUBHARMONIC.

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