The Mathematics of Bell Ringing

The Mathematics of Bell Ringing

This event has finished Took place on: Tuesday, 5th Jan 2021

 Free

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This lecture will look at change ringing, which is ringing a series of tuned bells (as you might find in the bell tower of a church) in a particular sequence, and this has exciting mathematical properties. 

We will also ask: why are bells bell-shaped? What properties of this shape create the sound of a bell, and by what amount should we scale the size of a bell to produce changes in pitch?

No reservations are required for this lecture. It will be run on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the lecture.


Contact and Booking Details

This event has finished Took place on: Tuesday, 5th Jan 2021

 Free

Booking details and information at this website.

2021-01-05 2021-01-05 Europe/London The Mathematics of Bell Ringing We will also ask: why are bells bell-shaped? What properties of this shape create the sound of a bell, and by what amount should we scale the size of a bell to produce changes in pitch? https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/01/05/the-mathematics-of-bell-ringing-234228 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.