16/15
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Ratio | 16/15 |
Factorization | 2^{4} × 3^{-1} × 5^{-1} |
Monzo | [4 -1 -1⟩ |
Size in cents | 111.73129¢ |
Names | just diatonic semitone, classic(al) diatonic semitone, ptolemaic diatonic semitone |
Color name | g2, gu 2nd |
FJS name | [math]\text{m2}_{5}[/math] |
Special properties | square superparticular, reduced, reduced subharmonic |
Tenney height (log_{2} nd) | 7.90689 |
Weil height (log_{2} max(n, d)) | 8 |
Wilson height (sopfr (nd)) | 16 |
Harmonic entropy (Shannon, [math]\sqrt{nd}[/math]) |
~4.27487 bits |
Comma size | large |
S-expressions | S4, S6 × S7 × S8 |
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The 5-limit superparticular interval 16/15 is the just diatonic semitone, classic(al) diatonic semitone or ptolemaic diatonic semitone^{[1]} – the difference between the major third 5/4 and the fourth 4/3, and between 3/2 and 8/5.
Temperaments
When this ratio is taken as a comma to be tempered out, it produces father temperament, and lends itself the name father comma. In this exotemperament, 4/3 and 5/4 are equated, and major thirds and fifths become octave complements of each other. It is a Mersenne comma.
See also
- 15/8 – its octave complement
- 45/32 – its fifth complement
- 5/4 – its fourth complement
- 256/243 – the Pythagorean (3-limit) diatonic semitone
- Gallery of just intervals
- List of superparticular intervals
- 16/15 equal-step tuning – equal multiplication of this interval