THE MATH AND
MUSIC COURSE
For many ears, each spring 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).
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 course was not offered in spring 2016, as I was busy finishing out
my stint as department chair, and it was again not offered in spring,
2017, as I was on sabbatrical for the entire academic year. The
class resumed in spring of 2018. As I retired as of July, 2018, I
am not teaching this academic year. However the university has
asked me to teach the class in the spring of 2020, and I have agreed to
do so as Professor Emeritus.
The course syllabus from 2018
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. Below that you will find other downloads from the 2018
course,
as well as
homework,
homework solutions, exams, and exam solutions. At the bottom of this
page you will find exams and exam solutions from the previous year's
course.
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
Maple Leaf Rag
Moonlight Sonata
Links:
Fourier
Analysis
Site
#1
Fourier
Analysis Site #2
Fourier
Analysis Site #3
Homework:
Homework 1
Composition 1
Homework 2
Homework 3
Composition 2
Homework 4
Homework 5
Composition 3
Homework 6
Guide for the Project
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 and exam solutions from the previous time the
course was taught:
Exam 1
Exam 2
Exam 3
Final
Exam solutions:
Exam
1
solutions
Exam
2
solutions
Exam
3
solutions
Final
solutions

