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Music and mathematics : from Pythagoras to fractals

Author: John Fauvel; Raymond Flood; Robin James Wilson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, cop. 2003.
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From Ancient Greek times, music has been seen as a mathematical art, and this relationship has fascinated generations. This new in paperback edition of diverse, comprehensive and fully-illustrated  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Fauvel; Raymond Flood; Robin James Wilson
ISBN: 0199298939 9780199298938
OCLC Number: 494364878
Notes: Autres éditions :1ère édition brochée, 2006, 2010.
Description: 1 vol. (189 p.) : ill., portr., couv. ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface ; Music and mathematics: an overview ; PART I: MUSIC AND MATHEMATICS THROUGH HISTORY ; 1. Tuning and temperament: closing the spiral ; 2. Musical cosmology: Kepler and his readers ; PART II: THE MATHEMATICS OF MUSICAL SOUND ; 3. The science of musical sound ; 4. Faggot's fretful blunder ; 5. Helmholtz: combinational tones and consonance ; PART III: MATHEMATICAL STRUCTURE IN MUSIC ; 6. Musical frieze patterns ; 7. Ringing the changes: bells and mathematics ; 8. Composing with numbers: sets, rows and magic squares ; PART IV: THE COMPOSER SPEAKS ; 9. Microtones and projective planes ; 10. Composing with fractals ; Notes on contributors ; Notes, references, and further reading ; Acknowledgements ; Index
Responsibility: John Fauvel, Raymond Flood, Robin Wilson (eds.).
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An attractive volume that covers almost al of the important aspects of the interplay between mathematics and music. Ehrhard Behrends, The Mathematical Intelligencer, Vol 28, 3

 
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