Albion College Mathematics and Computer Science Colloquium

Title: The Fibonacci Sequence: Melody and Harmony
Speaker:Vivek Dhand
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Mathematics
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
Abstract: 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.
Location: Palenske 227
Time: 3:10 pm

author  = "{Vivek Dhand}",
title   = "{The Fibonacci Sequence: Melody and Harmony}",
address = "{Albion College Mathematics and Computer Science Colloquium}",
month   = "{29 October}",
year    = "{2009}"