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Tue, Oct 20, 2020


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Math Seminar Series  (Conferences / Seminars / Lectures)

Student GAUSS Seminar

Joshua Ruiter from Michigan State University will be speaking.

The title is "An algebraic approach to musical scales."

Contact Keshav Sutrave (sutravek@msu.edu) for more information.

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.

more information...


Location: Zoom link provided on Math Seminars page [map]
Price: free
Sponsor: Department of Mathematics
Contact: Department of Mathematics
phone pic (517) 353-0844