Friday, March 12, 2010

Pizza Seminar: The mathematics of music from the wave equation to equal temperament

Department of Mathematics Pizza Seminar

Speaker: Rasul Shafikov (Western)

Title: The mathematics of music: from the wave equation to equal temperament.

Time: 17:30 PM, Tuesday, March 9; Room: MC 107

In this talk I will explain how the solution of the wave equation can be used to explain music scales, temperament (i.e., music tuning) and harmony. We will also do a few experiments on a guitar.

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