Albion College
Mathematics and Computer Science
The Sound of Algebra
Michele Intermont
Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Kalamazoo College
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 the bells. This talk will give a little 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. This talk grew out of an undergraduate senior thesis.
3:10 PM
All are welcome!
Palenske 227
September 14, 2006