The Mathematics of Bell Ringing
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Gresham College Lectures
The Mathematics of Bell Ringing
Jan 05, 2021
Gresham College
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?

A lecture by Sarah Hart 5 January

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