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Musical and Graphic Representations of the Fibonacci String and Proteins using Mathematica

Erik Jensen
Organization: University of Windsor, Dept. of Physics
Ronald J. Rusay
Organization: University of California, Berkeley
Journal / Anthology

The Mathematica Journal
Year: 2001
Volume: 8
Issue: 2
Page range: 278-286

Mathematica has been used in a novel application to produce music from algorithmic strings derived from the Fibonacci string and from amino acid sequences found in the primary structure of proteins. The musical output provides an example of a new dimension in assessing organizational patterns in complex mathematical strings and in chemistry for macromolecules. Structures and data can be heard as an adjunct to being visualized.

*Applied Mathematics > Visualization
*Arts and Humanities > Music
*Mathematics > Number Theory
*Science > Chemistry