Music and Mathematics: From Pythagoras to Fractals Paperback – 14 Sep 2006
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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)
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.