32/17
Ratio | 32/17 |
Subgroup monzo | 2.17 [5 -1⟩ |
Size in cents | 1095.0446¢ |
Names | septendecimal major seventh, septendecimal diminished octave |
Color name | 17u7, su 7th |
FJS name | [math]\text{M7}_{17}[/math] |
Special properties | reduced |
Tenney height (log_{2} nd) | 9.08746 |
Weil height (log_{2} max(n, d)) | 10 |
Wilson height (sopfr (nd)) | 27 |
Harmonic entropy (Shannon, [math]\sqrt{nd}[/math]) |
~4.22906 bits |
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In 17-limit just intonation, 32/17 is the septendecimal major seventh or the septendecimal diminished octave, depending on how one views it. It is also the octave-reduced 17th subharmonic. Its inversion is 17/16, the octave-reduced 17th harmonic. Measuring about 1095 ¢, it is the mediant between 15/8 and 17/9.
Terminology and notation
There exists a disagreement in different conceptualization systems on whether 32/17 should be a major seventh or a diminished octave. The major seventh view corresponds to Functional Just System, with the formal comma 4131/4096 separating it from 243/128, the Pythagorean major seventh. The diminished octave view corresponds to Helmholtz-Ellis notation, with the formal comma 2187/2176 separating it from 4096/2187, the Pythagorean diminished octave.
In practice, the interval category may, arguably, vary by context. One solution for the JI user who uses expanded circle-of-fifths notation is to prepare a Pythagorean comma accidental so that the interval can be notated in either category.