Music and math

… she believed in encouraging logical thought and a healthy enquiring mind, a course of action which is, as far as wisdom is concerned, on a par with going alligator-hunting in a cardboard boat during the sinking season. ~ Soul Music by Terry Pratchett

Math and music are usually organized into two separate categories, without obvious overlap. It tends to be that people are good at math and science or art and music, as if the two elements could not be placed together logically.

Music and mathematics are *intricately* related. Strings vibrate at certain frequencies. Sound waves can be described by mathematical equations. The cello has a particular shape in order to resonate with the strings in a mathematical fashion. The technology necessary to make a digital recording on a CD relies on mathematics. Mathematics is the language that physicists use to describe the natural world and all of these things occur in the natural world.