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The Sound of Algebra

by

Michele Intermont
Kalamazoo College

October 3, 2005
4:30 pm
Bailey Hall 201

Pastries and drinks will be served in Bailey 204 prior to the talk


Abstract:

Can you really "hear" algebra? One place to try is in a bell tower. Change ringing uses permutation groups to give order to the ringing of bells. This talk will give a little bit of background on change ringing and use algebra to ease the task of composing for the bells by answering the question of whether or not understanding "falseness" for one method (aka, song) translates to understanding it for other methods.


For additional information, send e-mail to math@union.edu or call (518) 388-6246.
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