Music from the Rationals

March 19th, 2008 | Categories: general math, mathematica, Wolfram Demonstrations | Tags:

In a recent post I asked if anyone had any requests for any Wolfram Demonstrations that they would like to see made. Maria Andersen of the Teaching College Math Technology Blog requested a demonstration that would produce music from the decimal expansion of rational numbers in the same way that this one does for irrational numbers. Well, I always aim to please so here it is:

Just set the numerator and denominator with the sliders, choose the base of the result, the number of digits etc, along with what instrument you want and then click play. Remember, if you don’t have Mathematica then you can always use their free MathPlayer to run this demonstration. I hope this is what you were looking for Maria but if it isn’t then let me know what you would like changed and I will see what I can do.

If anyone else has any Wolfram Demonstration requests then leave a comment and I might just code it up for you (unless someone beats me to it of course).

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