Mathematics and Biology
|Using compiled symphony programs from around the world over the last century, we will use tools developed to study ecological communities, including mathematical models and statistical tests, to understand the development of the musical canon. How and when do new pieces or new composers enter the repertoire? How are pieces lost? How different are programs in different parts of the world?|
Earn independent study credit; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis
Analysis of data using R, research in applying ecological theory in new areas, communication with musicians and music libraries.
Participant in research connecting the sciences in with the arts, develop mathematical and statistical skills.
Two semesters, 10 hours per week (although this is flexible).
Some programming, mathematics through calculus, basic biology, some knowledge of and interest in classical music.