Ode to Tau

Math has long been at the foundation of music.  

In fact, in ancient Greece, "music" referred to the study of numerical ratios, and around the time of Plato, "harmony" originally emerged as a branch of physics.  

Now, composers such as Michael Blake are combining music and math in new and creative ways.  To some, tau (τ) brings to mind the golden ratio or the divisor function, but to Blake, this mathematical constant is the inspiration for a musical composition.

The most common question students ask math teachers at every level is “When will I use math?” WeUseMath.org is a non-profit website that helps to answer this question. This website describes the importance of mathematics and many rewarding career opportunities available to students who study mathematics.



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