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Music by the numbers : from Pythagoras to Schoenberg / Eli Maor.

Author/creator Maor, Eli author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2018]
Descriptionxvii, 155 pages : illustrations, maps, music ; 23 cm
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.
Abstract How music has influenced mathematics, physics, and astronomy from ancient Greece to the twentieth century.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2017031417
ISBN9780691176901 hardcover ; alkaline paper
ISBN0691176906 hardcover ; alkaline paper

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