The Harmonies of the Universe: Quantum Mechanics and Music

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The Harmonies of the Universe: Quantum Mechanics and Music

English | November 19, 2020 | ISBN: N/A | ASIN: B08NVVWCB1 | 60 Pages | PDF (conv) | 7.42 MB

More than 2500 years ago, according to ancient sources, Pythagoras applied his discoveries in music theory to the behavior of the celestial objects. Pluck a string, and the pitch of the note it produces is related to the length of the string. When the lengths of two strings are a simple ratio, e.g., 1/2, 2/3, etc., the notes together sound harmonious. Pythagoras believed that the universe itself hummed with its own harmony-beautiful, divine, and inaudible to human ears. He characterized the intervals between successive orbits, such as those of Mercury and Venus, as either tones or half-tones (the smallest intervals in the musical scale), adding up to seven whole tones that form a perfectly harmonious natural order.In this book, the author first designs a geometrical framework by using prime numbers. He then links the geometrical framework to the inverse square law, atomic structure, origin of the universe, and visible light before revealing the connection between quantum mechanics and music.

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