Music and mathematics : from Pythagoras to fractals / John Fauvel, Raymond Flood and Robin Wilson

Auteur secondaire : Flood, Raymond, Editeur scientifique • Wilson, Robin James, 1943- , Editeur scientifique • Fauvel, John, 1947-2001, Editeur scientifiqueType de document : MonographieLangue : anglais.Pays: Grande Bretagne.Mention d'édition: reprintedÉditeur : Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005Description : 189 p. : ill. ; 18 cmISBN: 0198511876.Bibliographie : Bibliogr. p. 177-182. Index.Sujet MSC : 00A69, General and miscellaneous specific topics, General applied mathematics
00A65, General and miscellaneous specific topics, Mathematics and music
00A05, General and miscellaneous specific topics, Mathematics in general
Item type: Monographie
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The book extends over four subjects relating to music and mathematics: historical connections, the physics of sound, musical structure, and compositional methods. The book addresses a general public, be it mathematicians, which are music lovers, or musicians with a flavor for mathematical aspects. Several contributions are highly recommended, for example, a clear review of the permutation groups in bell music, the amusing and instructive report on Galois theory and a mathematician's erroneous analysis of a craftsman's ingenious construction of guitar fret positions, or the music-idelological motivations of Kepler, Newton, Kircher or Mersennne. (Zentralblatt)

Bibliogr. p. 177-182. Index

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