Courses of Study 2019-2020 
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Courses of Study 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CLASS 2642 - [The Art of Math: Mathematical Traditions of Symmetry and Harmony]

(crosslisted) MEDVL 2642 , MUSIC 2642  
(GHB) (MQR-AS)      
Spring. Next Offered: 2020-2021. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

A. Hicks, C. Roby.

Symmetry and harmony are central aesthetic concepts built on a long history of mathematical exploration, not just in the European mathematical tradition but also in mathematical texts from China, India, and the Islamic world. This course will cover theoretical proofs and practical applications from geometrical, harmonic, and astronomical traditions ranging from ancient Greek geometry to early modern science. Topics include geometrical proofs, calculating systems, astronomical models, ratios and proportions, and scales and temperaments.

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