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SUMMARY:Math Seminar Series
DESCRIPTION:
Student GAUSS Seminar\n
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Joshua Ruiter from Michigan
State University will be speaking.\n
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The title is "An algebraic approach to musical
scales."\n
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Contact Keshav Sutrave (sutravek@msu.edu)
for more information.\n
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This talk
is motivated by applications to music theory,
especially the construction of musical scales.
We'll describe how to think of "good" scales
as a subgroups of S^1, then dip our toes
into the theory of continued fractions to understand
why some "good" scales are "better" than
others. In particular, we can get a satisfying
mathematical reason for the ubiquity of
12-tone equal temperament scale system.\n\n
Price: free\n
Sponsor: Department of Mathematics\n
Sponsor's Homepage: https://www.math.msu.edu/\n
Contact name: Department of Mathematics\n
Contact phone: (517) 353-0844\n
for more info visit the web at:\n
https://www.math.msu.edu/Seminars/CalendarView.aspx?month-of=September2016\n
LOCATION:Zoom link provided on Math Seminars page
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