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dc.contributor.advisorBarth, Eric J., 1964-
dc.contributor.authorPrice, Jacob R.
dc.descriptionvii, 25 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe goal of this paper is to apply the methodologies of statistical mechanics to develop flexible tools for use in computational musicology. Classical statistical mechanics is the study of extremely information-rich particle systems. Large quantities of information describing the position and velocity of each particle may be compressed into a few descriptive variables such as temperature and pressure. These variables are easily perceived by an observer. In the same way, we will distill information from the scores of musical compositions, producing new macroscopic quantities that describe perceptible features of the music.en_US
dc.publisherKalamazoo Collegeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Mathematics Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior Individualized Projects. Mathematics.;
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder.
dc.titleNumerical Tools for Describing Musical Compositionsen_US
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