As far as I understood the difference between the various time signature is essentially where strong and soft beats are located. For example in 4/4 we have strong beat - soft beat - medium strong beat and soft beat. In 3/4 strong beat- soft beat - soft beat. In compoud time signatures the strong beat is the first of each three.
The question is, if the single beat is made up of different notes where should the accent be located? For example:
What's the general rule to determine the position of the accent?