Mensura


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Mensura

 

(1) Data for calculating the size of the source of sound in musical instruments.

The basic parameters of the mensura in stringed instruments are the diameter, length, and tension of the strings; in wind instruments, the bore, diameter, and length of the air channel; in reed instruments, the thickness, width, and length of the reed. In stringed instruments that are played by plucking and bowing, normally the length of the working part of the string (between the axes of the nut and the bridge) is called the mensura, while in stringed percussion and keyboard-percussion instruments, the mensura is also the line along which the small hammers strike the string. In wind instruments, the mensura is the ratio of the mean diameter of the channel to its length (hence, the wide and narrow mensura). The mensura also includes the calculations for the arrangement of strings according to the width of the body of a piano (upright or grand) or width of the fingerboard; the placement of side holes in wind instruments; and the spacing of frets on stringed instruments.

(2) General name for the different types of rhythmic divisions in mensural notation.

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64) Bernoulli, Daniel; "Specimen theoriae novae de mensura sortis" in Commentarii Academiae Scientiarum Imperialis Petropolitanae 5 (1738); reprinted in translation as "Exposition of a new theory on the measurement of risk" in Econometrica 22 (1954).
The emergence of the Renaissance postulate of homo faber, manifesting the belief in a human maker and artistic creation as the truest way of coming to the knowledge of what something is, had stood definitely in some connection with Protagoras' homo mensura sentence (Harries 2001:184-199, Trinkaus 1976); but only after considering Protagoras' role as a founder of ancient rhetoric can we guess the cognitive specter the postulate was stemming from.
at 508 ("Una fides, pondus, mensura, moneta sit una").
Recomendaciones del grupo MENSURA para la selecci6n de antimicrobianos en el estudio de la sensibilidad y criterios para la interpretacion del antibiograma.
19) It is perhaps significant that, in the Theaetetus, the imaginary Protagoras fends off Socratic attacks on the homo mensura by characterizing technical expertise not as an achievement in knowledge but rather as practical success at changing appearances (166d-7d).
But rather than re-rehearse the ancient fantasy of homo mensura, or the various Vitruvian or Platonic ideals of proportion, Blank points out the limits and inaccuracies in these systems--limits of which Shakespeare himself, she argues, was poignantly aware (the biographical fallacy, if it is one, is a feature of Blank's idiom throughout; e.
m5v ("Protagoras"): "omnium rerum modus & mensura homo est earum quidem quae sunt ut sunt.
recursos degradados y precariedad en la tenencia de la tierra (ocupantes) estrechamente asociado con las explotaciones sin limites definidos y sin mensura (Giberti 1993; Paz 1994, 1995a, 1995b; de Dios et al.
Perhaps the motto is harks back to the Sermon on the Mount: "nolite iudicare ut non iudicemini; in quo enim iudicio iudicaveritis iudicabimini et in qua mensura mensi fueritis metietur vobis" ("Do not judge or you too will be judged.
60) Ut enim ibi, id est in mensura Ottonis, quaerentibus manifestum est, nulla vel usualis vel naturalis in eius descriptione invenitur constitutio specierum, nulla dispositio troporum, nulla principalium plena chordarum operatio, nullus in agnitione modorum consequens ordo .
Lambert, Photometria sive de mensura et grabibus luminis, colorum et umbrae, Eberhard Klett, Augsberg, Germany (1760).