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savart

[sa′vär]
(acoustics)
A unit of pitch interval, such that the interval between two frequencies measured in savarts is equal to 1000 times the common logarithm of the ratio of the frequencies; one octave equals approximately 301.030 savarts.

Savart

 

a unit of frequency interval in musical acoustics, named in honor of the French physicist F. Savart. One savart is equal to the frequency interval having a ratio of the bounding frequencies f2/f1 such that log (f2/f1) = 1.0023. It has the following relationships with the other frequency-interval units: 1 savart = 3.32 × 10-3 octaves = 3.98 cents; 1 octave = 301 savarts.

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Savart, whose recent loss we have to deplore, and to whom acoustics is indepted for so many original researches, was therefore joined to us; like ourselves, he has witnessed the fact which we now have the honor to lay before the Academy.
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This phenomenon has been observed, for example, in a subject asked to overarticulate the consonant /d/ while singing in the upper register--the onset was lowered by 406 Savarts (more than eight tones), making an interval of a tenth between the onset and hold of the vowel (Figure 18).