Music and Mathematics: From Pythagoras to Fractals

Music and Mathematics: From Pythagoras to Fractals

by John Fauvel, Raymond Flood, Robin Wilson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199298939

ISBN-13: 9780199298938

Pub. Date: 09/30/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

From Ancient Greek times, music has been seen as a mathematical art, and the relationship between mathematics and music has fascinated generations. This collection of wide ranging, comprehensive and fully-illustrated papers, authorized by leading scholars, presents the link between these two subjects in a lucid manner that is suitable for students of both subjects,

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From Ancient Greek times, music has been seen as a mathematical art, and the relationship between mathematics and music has fascinated generations. This collection of wide ranging, comprehensive and fully-illustrated papers, authorized by leading scholars, presents the link between these two subjects in a lucid manner that is suitable for students of both subjects, as well as the general reader with an interest in music. Physical, theoretical, physiological, acoustic, compositional and analytical relationships between mathematics and music are unfolded and explored with focus on tuning and temperament, the mathematics of sound, bell-ringing and modern compositional techniques.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199298938
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/30/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
786,849
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

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