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Title: Selected Topics in Astronomy and Space Studies - Seeing and Learning Astronomy and Cosmology Through the Lens of Music
Url: https://teachersinstitute.yale.edu/curriculum/guides/1996/6/96.06.13.x...
Creator: Williams, Sloan Edward
Publisher: Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute
Description: Exploring music, astronomy and cosmology, starting with the historical roots; the Pythagoreans in particular contributed profoundly to the development of Western Music by discovering two facts: first, that the sound caused by the string depends on the length of the string; second, that harmonious sounds are given off by strings whose lengths are related to each other as ratios of whole numbers. Pythagorean astronomy also thought that bodies moving through space produced sounds and were all harmonized (music of the spheres). In the 16th century, the revival of Greek culture paved the way for Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo and Newton to develop the laws of planetary motion.
LC Classification: Music and books on music -- Musical instruction and study -- History and criticism
Science -- Astronomy -- History
Science -- Mathematics -- Geometry -- Elementary geometry -- Special propositions, A-Z -- Pythagorean theorem
Science -- Physics -- Acoustics. Sound -- Special topics -- Sound waves
GEM Subject: Science
Mathematics
Mathematics -- Applied mathematics
Science -- Astronomy
Arts
Science -- History
Mathematics -- Algebra
Arts -- Music
Mathematics -- History
Date Issued: 2000-03-11
Resource Type: Instructional Material
Reference Material -- Bibliography
Instructional Material -- Lesson/Lesson Plan
Instructional Material -- Instructor Guide/Manual
Format: Document -- HTML
Audience: Educator
Education Level: High School
Middle School
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
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