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The Phenomenon of the Missing Fundamental

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Channel: The Royal Institution
Categories: Fine Arts   |   Music   |   Physics   |   Science  
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Why do some higher frequencies sound like they have lower pitch than lower frequency sounds? Engineer and music lover Shaun Fitzgerald explores the phenomenon of the missing fundamental.
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Shaun Fitzgerald is a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor at the Department of Engineering at Cambridge University. Dr Fitzgerald was previously also the CEO of Breathing Buildings Ltd, a leading technology company pioneering hybrid ventilation systems. He was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2014.

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