Definitions for harmonichɑrˈmɒn ɪk
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a tone that is a component of a complex sound
any of a series of musical tones whose frequencies are integral multiples of the frequency of a fundamental
of or relating to harmony as distinct from melody and rhythm
"subtleties of harmonic change and tonality"- Ralph Hill
of or relating to harmonics
of or relating to the branch of acoustics that studies the composition of musical sounds
"the sound of the resonating cavity cannot be the only determinant of the harmonic response"
relating to vibrations that occur as a result of vibrations in a nearby body
consonant, harmonic, harmonical, harmonized, harmonised(adj)
involving or characterized by harmony
a component frequency of the signal of a wave that is an integer multiple of the fundamental frequency
pertaining to harmony
pleasant to hear; harmonious; melodious
attribute of many mathematical entities that only in few cases are obviously related
alt. of Harmonical
a musical note produced by a number of vibrations which is a multiple of the number producing some other; an overtone. See Harmonics
A harmonic of a wave is a component frequency of the signal that is an integer multiple of the fundamental frequency, i.e. if the fundamental frequency is f, the harmonics have frequencies 2f, 3f, 4f, . . . etc. The harmonics have the property that they are all periodic at the fundamental frequency, therefore the sum of harmonics is also periodic at that frequency. Harmonic frequencies are equally spaced by the width of the fundamental frequency and can be found by repeatedly adding that frequency. For example, if the fundamental frequency is 25 Hz, the frequencies of the next harmonics are: 50 Hz, 75 Hz, 100 Hz etc.
A radio frequency multiplied one or more times.
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We use femtosecond laser pulses. We scan the skin and we get signals from the skin, particularly fluorescence, as well as another signal called second harmonic generation. So with these two signals we can build up images and get a precise look into the skin with a high resolution. The resolution is a factor of one thousand (times) better than ultrasound. So now you get the information without taking biopsies; normally you slice them, you stain them, and then a pathologist would look through these sections. Now you can get this information in seconds, labor free and with this fantastic resolution.
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