Math, Music and Identity

Homework Assignment #4

Due Monday, March 23, START of Class

Homework should be turned in at the BEGINNING OF CLASS. All problem numbers refer to A First Course in Math and Music, the primary text for the class (available on Moodle). You are encouraged to work on these problems with other classmates, and it is ok to use internet sources for help if it's absolutely necessary; however, the solutions you turn in should be YOUR OWN WORK and written in YOUR OWN WORDS. Be sure to cite any references, websites, Internet sources, etc. that you may have used for assistance with the assignment.

Important: Please list the names of any students you worked with on the top of your assignment.

Change ringing is a non-competitive and non-violent team activity that is highly stimulating intellectually and mildly demanding physically, and makes a beautiful sound. It develops mental and physical skills in a context of communal effort. The intense concentration required brings euphoric detachment that cleanses the mind of the day's petty demands and frustrations.

- North American Guild of Change Ringers

Section 6.1 (pp. 214-216)
Problems:   1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10

Note: Do your best with #10, where you are asked to compose your own extent on four bells. The point of this problem is for you to experience the challenges that arise when composing a true extent. It is not as simple as it seems.

Section 6.2 (pp. 225-227)
Problems:   1, 2, 3, 4