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Table of Contents

Introduction

Cremona

The Great Violin Makers

Parts of the Violin I

Parts of the Violin II

Top Plate

Back Plate

Finger Board

Inside the Acoustic Box

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Important point: The violin back at low frequencies is controlled by its stiffness while at high frequencies is controlled by its mass

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To make a violin more soprano increase length and thickness of bass bar

Helmholtz Resonator

Resonance in Earthquakes

Why did the Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse ?

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Scientific breakthrough

Driving it off Center

Softening the left side

Efficient Vibration

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Coupled Oscillators I

Coupled Oscillators II

More coupled oscillations

High-Frequency Transmitter

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Prof. J. Frey on the Violin Bridge

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Chladni Patterns in Top and Back of the Violin

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The Violin Assembly

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Author: Antonio Nassar

Email: nassar@ucla.edu