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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.

The course was not offered in spring 2019, as I am now retired as of July, 2018.  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 for 2020 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 for course, as well as homework, homework solutions, exams, and exam solutions, which will appear as teh 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.


Math 109/Music 109M Questionnaire

Entering Notes Via Musical Keyboard

Carolina In the Morning

Maple Leaf Rag

Moonlight Sonata

Guide for the Project


Fourier Analysis Site


Homework 1

Homework 2

Homework 3

Homework 4

Composition 1

Composition 2

Homework solutions:

Homework 1 Solutions

Homework 2 Solutions

Homework 3 Solutions


Exam 1

Exam Solutions:

Exam 1 Solutions

Exams and exam solutions from the previous time the course was taught (2018):

Exam 1

Exam 2

Exam 3


Exam solutions:

Exam 1 solutions

Exam 2 solutions

Exam 3 solutions

Final solutions

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