MATH 307 Math and Music

Explores how mathematical ideas have been used to understand and create music, and how musical ideas have influenced math and science. Topics selected from the history of tuning and alternative tuning, the Music of the Spheres doctrine, historical theories of consonance, contributions to music theory by mathematicians, mathematical analysis of sound, philosophical and cognitive connections between math and music, and math in music composition and instrument design. An ability to read music is recommended. This course is not intended for Mathematics majors.




Offered on occasion