MEDVL 2642

MEDVL 2642

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

Symmetry and harmony are central aesthetic concepts built on a long history of mathematical exploration, not just in the European mathematical tradition but also in mathematical texts from China, India, and the Islamic world. This course will cover theoretical proofs and practical applications from geometrical, harmonic, and astronomical traditions ranging from ancient Greek geometry to early modern science. Topics include geometrical proofs, calculating systems, astronomical models, ratios and proportions, and scales and temperaments.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (GHB)
Distribution Category (MQR-AS)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: CLASS 2642MUSIC 2642

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16159MEDVL 2642  LEC 001

  • Please contact Linda Brown lmb296@cornell.edu if you would like to be placed on a waiting list for this class.