Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 20 - Think and Explain - Page 389-390: 81


No, it would not be correct to say that.

Work Step by Step

The word "beat" describes different aspects of sound and music. The "rhythmic beat" of music refers to the rhythm, the underlying rate at which notes/percussion are played. For example, it could refer to the number of times per minute that the drummer strikes her drums, or to the "1-2-3" that is characteristic of a waltz. The beats of sound refer to the interference between 2 sounds that are close in frequency, which results in a throbbing effect.
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