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Convergence and Math Values



A Plague of Ratios (2014)

Benjamin Wardhaugh

The story of Nicolaus Mercator, music, and logarithms.


Mathematical Treasure: Kepler’s Harmony of the Worlds (2020)

Frank J. Swetz

His search for order in the universe led Johann Kepler (1571–1630) to the five Platonic Solids and their ordering as a divine plan for the movement of the planets. He articulated this theory in his Mysterium Cosmographicum (1596), but felt that his theories warranted further explanation and refinement. In 1619, he attempted to provide this with the publication of Harmonices mundi [Harmony of the Worlds].


Math Values

Fibonacci-Based Music That Is Not a Fibonacci Folly (2013)

Keith Devlin

Regular readers, brace yourself: I am about to tell you about a new musical interpretation of the Fibonacci Sequence. Yes, I am going to describe how a group of musicians—two musicians in particular—set out to capture in music the perceived beauty in the Fibonacci Sequence (and the asymptotic Golden Ratio).