THE MATH AND
MUSIC COURSE
For
many years, 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.
As I
retired in July, 2018, the course is not taught
regularly. However the department asks me to
teach the class from time to time, and I have
agreed to do so as Professor Emeritus. The
course will be taught in the fall of 2022.
The course syllabus for 2022 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 some of the
downloads for the course, as well as homework,
homework solutions, exams, and exam
solutions. These will appear as the course
progresses.
At the bottom of this page you will find exams and
exam solutions from the 2018 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
Entering
Notes Via Musical Keyboard
Carolina
In the Morning
Maple Leaf
Rag
Moonlight
Sonata
Guide for the Project
Links:
Fourier
Analysis Site
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
Exam
Solutions:
Exam 1
solutions
Exam 2
solutions
Exam 3
Solutions
Exams
and exam solutions from the when the course was
taught 1n 2018:
Exam 1
Exam 2
Exam 3
Final
Exam
solutions:
Exam 1
solutions
Exam 2
solutions
Exam 3
solutions
Final
solutions

