COURSES I'M NOW TEACHING
In the fall of 2015 I will not be teaching. I'll
be devoting all my time to my research and my duties as department
chair.
Last spring, 2015, I taught the course
Mathematics 109/Music 109M, Mathematics & Music, a course I
designed. It was first taught in the spring of 2002 (which was the
first time such a course was offered at Washington University 
click here
to download the flyer that was used to advertise the course).
Below is all the information from the 2015 course.
Unfortunately the course will be not offered again until in Spring
2018, as I am busy closing out my last year as Department Chair this
year and next year I will be on sabbatical.
The notes from this course were developed into a book
called Mathematics and Music, published by the American Mathematical
Society in 2009, which is now the textbook for the course. Click here
for information on the book from the AMS website.
The
class meets MWF 12 in Life Sciences, Room 118. My
grader and assistant for the course will be Matt Wilson, an
undergraduate
student majoring in Mathematics. The course syllabus
can
be seen by
clicking here,
or you can download the syllabus as a pdf file by clicking below.
It gives a description of the course, homework policy, exam dates, and
office hours. Other downloads from the course will appear below as the
course progresses. These include handouts and links, as well as
homework,
homework solutions, exams, and exam solutions. At the bottom of this
page you will find exams and exam solutions from last years course for
use as practice exams.
Prospectus
for
Math
109/Music
109M
Textbook: Mathematics and Music, by David
Wright. Published 2009 by the American Mathematical Society as
Volume 28 of the series Mathematical World. A list of errata for
the book can be seen by clicking here.
Handouts:
Math
109/Music
109M
Questionnaire
Entering
notes
from
the
synthesizer
Creating
a
digital
file
of
your
composition
Maple
Leaf
Rag
Moonlight
Sonata
Information/suggestions
regarding
the
project
Links:
Fourier
Analysis
Site
#1
Fourier
Analysis Site #2
Fourier
Analysis Site #3
Homework:
Homework
1
Homework
2
Homework
3
Homework
4
Homework
5
Homework
6
Composition
1
Composition
2
Composition
3
Homework solutions:
Homework
1
solutions
Homework
2
solutions
Homework
3
solutions
Homework
4
solutions
Homework
5
solutions
Homework
6
solutions
Exams:
Exam 1
Exam 2
Exam 3
Final
Exam solutions:
Exam
1
solutions
Exam
2
solutions
Exam
3
solutions
Final
solutions
Exams from the 2014 course:
Exam 1
Exam 2
Exam 3
Final
Exam solutions from the 2014 course:
Exam
1
solutions
Exam
2
solutions
Exam
3
solutions
Final
solutions
