Music: A Mathematical Offering
By (author) D. J. Benson
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Music: A Mathematical Offering by D. J. Benson
Book DescriptionSince the time of the Ancient Greeks, much has been written about the relation between mathematics and music: from harmony and number theory, to musical patterns and group theory. Benson provides a wealth of information here to enable the teacher, the student, or the interested amateur to understand, at varying levels of technicality, the real interplay between these two ancient disciplines. The story is long as well as broad and involves physics, biology, psycho acoustics, the history of science, and digital technology as well as, of course, mathematics and music. Starting with the structure of the human ear and its relationship with Fourier analysis, the story proceeds via the mathematics of musical instruments to the ideas of consonance and dissonance, and then to scales and temperaments. This is a must-have book if you want to know about the music of the spheres or digital music and many things in between.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521619998
(247mm x 174mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author D. J. Benson
Representations and Cohomology: Volume 1, Basic Representation Theory of Finite Groups and Associative Algebras, Paperback (June 1998)
An introduction to modern developments in the representation theory of finite groups and associative algebras.
Representations and Cohomology: Volume 2, Cohomology of Groups and Modules, Paperback (June 1998)
A further introduction to modern developments in the representation theory of finite groups and associative algebras.
Polynomial Invariants of Finite Groups, Paperback (October 1993)» View all books by D. J. Benson
This is the first book to deal with invariant theory and the representations of finite groups.
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Author Biography - D. J. Benson
David J. Benson is a 6th Century Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Aberdeen.
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