savart


savart
   a unit used in music to describe the ratio in frequency between notes.
   The difference between two frequencies in savarts is equal to 1000 times the logarithm of the ratio between the two frequences. Thus there are 1000·log(2) = 301.03000 savarts in an octave. (In applications, this is sometimes rounded to 300.) The savart is equal to about 3.9863 cents3 or 3.3219 millioctaves.
   Two notes differ by one savart if the higher note has a frequency equal to 21/301.03 = 1.002 305 times the frequency of the lower note. The unit is named for a French physicist, Félix Savart (1791-1841); although best known for his work in electromagnetism, Savart also did pioneer research in the physics of sound.

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  • savart — [ savar ] n. m. • 1904; de Savart, n. d un physicien ♦ Mus. Unité pratique d intervalle musical. Le demi ton tempéré vaut 25 savarts. ● savart nom masculin (bas latin savarda) En Champagne, lande crayeuse. ● savart nom masculin (de Savart, nom… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • SAVART (F.) — SAVART FÉLIX (1791 1841) Physicien français né à Mézières et mort à Paris. Alors qu’il était chirurgien militaire, Félix Savart traduit le De arte medica du médecin romain du SAVART (F.) Ier siècle, Celse, puis, abandonnant la médecine, il se… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • savart — SAVÁRT, savarţi, s.m. Unitate de măsură pentru intervalele muzicale, de 301 ori mai mică decât o octavă. [var.: savár s.m.] – Din fr. savart. Trimis de LauraGellner, 17.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  savárt s. m., pl. savárţi Trimis de siveco,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Savart —   [sa vaːr], Félix, französischer Arzt und Physiker, * Mézières (heute zu Charleville Mézières) 30. 6. 1791, ✝ Paris 16. 3. 1841; Professor am Collège de France (ab 1828). Savart führte bedeutende akustische Untersuchungen durch; er bestimmte… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • savart — (izg. savȃr) m DEFINICIJA fiz. mjerna jedinica frekvencijskog intervala ETIMOLOGIJA vidi Savart …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Savart — Savart, Félix …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Savart — (izg. savȃr), Félix (1791 1841) DEFINICIJA francuski fizičar, radovi iz područja akustike, optike, znanosti o elektricitetu …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Savart — En acústica musical, el savart es una medida logarítmica de afinación musical. Corresponde aproximadamente a la cantidad de desafinación que puede percibir un músico bien entrenado (unos 4 cents). Su nombre proviene del físico y médico francés… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Savart — Einheit Norm Hilfsmaßeinheit Einheitenname Savart Beschriebene Größe(n) musikalisches Intervall Größensymbol(e) Δ Dimensionsname 1 (dime …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Savart — The savart /IPA|saˈvaːr/ (Audio|Savart on C.mid|play) is a unit of measurement for musical intervals. Today the savart has largely been replaced by the cent and the millioctave. Another name for the savart is the eptaméride. Definition If frac{f… …   Wikipedia


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