Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Beat(s)

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1166

n Two vibrations of slightly different frequencies f1 and f2 when added together, produce in a detector sensitive to both these frequencies, a regularly varying response which rises and falls at the “beat” frequency fb = [f1f2]. It is important to note that a resonator which is sharply tuned to fb alone will not resound at all in the presence of these two beating frequencies. See  Combination Frequencies.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA