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Music by the Numbers: From Pythagoras to Schoenberg

Eli Maor
Format
Book
Published
Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2018]
Language
English
ISBN
9780691176901, 0691176906
Summary
How music has influenced mathematics, physics, and astronomy from ancient Greece to the twentieth century.
Contents
  • Prologue: A world in crisis
  • String theory, 500 BCE
  • Sidebar A. It's all about nomenclatures
  • Enlightenment
  • The great string debate, 1730-1780
  • Sidebar B. The Slinky
  • A most precious gift
  • Musical temperament
  • Sidebar C. Music for the record books: the lowest, the longest, the oldest, and the weirdest
  • Musical gadgets: the tuning fork and the metronome
  • Rhythm, meter, and metric
  • Frames of reference: where am I?
  • Sidebar D. Musical hierarchies
  • Relativistic music
  • Aftermath
  • Sidebar E. The Bernoulli
  • The last Pythagoreans.
Description
xvii, 155 pages : illustrations, maps, music ; 23 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-148) and index.
Technical Details
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