Some observations on leadheads and palindromes
17 September 2023

#bells
#math
This post is a somewhat technical discussion of some mathematical aspects of change ringing. I’ll assume you have familiarity with changes, leadheads, Plain Bob leadheads, palindromic methods, etc.
A question that I’ve always had about change ringing is: Why Plain Bob leadheads? Is there some sense in which this particular set of leadheads is mathematically or musically unique, or is their predominance largely due to historical accident?