Albion College

Mathematics and Computer Science

Mathematics and Computer Science

COLLOQUIUM

The Sound of Algebra

Michele Intermont

Associate Professor

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Kalamazoo College

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.