saw lady

You hear the musical saw. These mathematicians heard geometry.

May 2022

A scientist who has studied falling playing cards, coiling rope and other phenomena has now analyzed what transforms a carpenter’s tool into a sonorous instrument.

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Related Publications

Geometric control of topological dynamics in a singing saw. Suraj Shankar, Petur Bryde and L. Mahadevan.  Proceedings of  the National Academy of  Sciences, Vol. 119 | No. 17 [ONLINE ARTICLE] [DOI] [View PDF] [Download PDF]