Music and mathematics: from Pythagoras to fractals

TitleMusic and mathematics: from Pythagoras to fractals
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2006
EditorFlood, R, Wilson, R, Fauvel, J
Ancient AuthorsPythagoras Phil. (TLG 0632)
Number of Pages200 pp. ill.
PublisherOxford University Press

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, authored 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. []

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