Greek Musical Writings: II: Harmonic and Acoustic Theory

  title={Greek Musical Writings: II: Harmonic and Acoustic Theory},
  author={Jon Solomon and Andrew Barker},
  journal={Classical World},
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A 09 Elementary functions 33 B 10 Exponential and trigonometric functions
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The ancient Greeks established a connection between musical intervals, such as the octave, and ratios of lengths of vibrating strings. Shortly after the development of logarithms, mathematicians