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Pythagoras’ Dream

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The Monochord

Pythagoras in School of Athens    A monochord is an ancient musical and scientific laboratory instrument. It is also the class-name for any musical stringed instrument having only one string (such as the Vietnamese Đàn bầu). The word “monochord” comes … Continue reading

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The Quantum Harmonic Oscillator

Quantum Harmonic Oscillator   Here are a series of written Blog entries by Matt Strassler from his Blog, Of Particular Significance. Ball on a Spring (Classical) Ball on a Spring (Quantum) Waves (Classical Form) Waves (Classical Equation of Motion) Waves … Continue reading

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Measure and Half Measures

Pythagoras, the man in the center with the book, teaching music, in The School of Athens by Raphael Most of  you will recognize the partial image of the much larger I have used as the heading of this blog. The … Continue reading

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Hermetic Ties: Art to Esoteric Form

The father of all perfection in the whole world is here. Its force or power is entire if it be converted into Earth. Separate the Earth from the Fire, the subtle from the gross, sweetly with great industry. It ascends … Continue reading

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Whose who, in the School of Athens

I was over visiting Clifford’s blog called Asymptotia this morning and notice a blog entry called, Heretics of Alexandria. Of course, what first came to mind is the “Library of Alexandria.” Clifford writes and paraphrases: This full length drama, set … Continue reading

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The Mathematikoi had Synesthesia?

Pythagoreanism is a term used for the esoteric and metaphysical beliefs held by Pythagoras and his followers, the Pythagoreans, who were much influenced by mathematics and probably a main inspirational source for Plato and platonism. Later resurgence of ideas similar … Continue reading

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Pythagoras Could be Called the First Known String Theorist

Pythagoras could be called the first known string theorist. Pythagoras, an excellent lyre player, figured out the first known string physics — the harmonic relationship. Pythagoras realized that vibrating Lyre strings of equal tensions but different lengths would produce harmonious … Continue reading

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