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Locations of Frets on a Guitar

by Alexander Morency


Submitted : Spring 2012

The project was relevant to the use of guitars and the positions of the fret on the neck of the guitar. I was able to find the lengths of the guitar string for different notes in a chromatic scale. Using the given form of the solution, I was able to take the partial derivative of the given form of the solution and plug it into the wave equation of the guitar string. From the results, I was able to us the results, to give me the position of specific frets in the scale, measuring from the bridge to a specific note, which a fret will be placed.



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Advisors :
Thomas Bieske, Mathematics and Statistics
Scott Campbell, Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
Suggested By :
Scott Campbell