Albion College
Mathematics and Computer Science
The Fibonacci Sequence: Melody and Harmony
Vivek Dhand

Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Mathematics

Michigan State University

The Fibonacci numbers are famous for their intriguing appearances in art and nature, and their mathematical properties have been extensively studied. Remarkably, the Fibonacci sequence is periodic mod n, for any positive integer n. In fact, we can produce many such periodic sequences by simply changing our initial conditions. We interpret these sequences in terms of points on a torus, and then as a musical score.
3:10 pm
All are welcome!
Palenske 227
October 29, 2009