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# interval scales

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• Interval arithmetic — Interval arithmetic, also called interval mathematics , interval analysis , and interval computation , is a method in mathematics. It has been developed by mathematicians since the 1950s and 1960s as an approach to putting bounds on rounding… …   Wikipedia

• Interval (music) — For the album by See You Next Tuesday, see Intervals (album). Melodic and harmonic intervals.   …   Wikipedia

• interval — intervalic, intervallic /in teuhr val ik/, adj. /in teuhr veuhl/, n. 1. an intervening period of time: an interval of 50 years. 2. a period of temporary cessation; pause: intervals between the volleys of gunfire. 3. a space between things, points …   Universalium

• Interval vector — In musical set theory, an interval vector (also called an interval class vector or ic vector) is an array that expresses the intervallic content of a pitch class set.In 12 equal temperament it has six digits, with each digit standing for the… …   Wikipedia

• interval scale — a scale for classifying data, in which the values have intrinsic order and all intervals have an inherent and equal distance between, e.g., age or temperature scales. Called also dimensional s. Cf. ratio s …   Medical dictionary

• Tropical cyclone scales — Part of a series on Tropical cyclones …   Wikipedia

• Graphical comparison of musical scales and mathematical progressions — This article shows the relationship between harmonic ratios and mathematical progressions. Geometric and arithmetic progressions Figure 1 shows a graph of the geometric and arithmetic progressions from 1 to 2 with an additional line based on… …   Wikipedia

• Generic interval — In diatonic set theory a generic interval is the number of scale steps between notes of a collection or scale. The largest generic interval is one less than the number of scale members. (Johnson 2003, p.26)In the diatonic collection the generic… …   Wikipedia

• Specific interval — In diatonic set theory a specific interval is the shortest possible clockwise distance between pitch classes on the chromatic circle (interval class), in other words the number of half steps between notes. The largest specific interval is one… …   Wikipedia

• Level of measurement — The levels of measurement , or scales of measure are expressions that typically refer to the theory of scale types developed by the psychologist Stanley Smith Stevens. Stevens proposed his theory in a 1946 Science article titled On the theory of… …   Wikipedia