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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 -
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
be seen by
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
as well as
homework solutions, exams, and exam solutions. At the bottom of this
page you will find exams and exam solutions from the previous year's
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.
Maple Leaf Rag
Analysis Site #2
Analysis Site #3
Guide for the Project
Exam 1 Solutions
Exam 2 Solutions
Exam 3 Solutions
Exams and exam solutions from the previous time the
course was taught: