Freshman Scholars Program 2012

Mathematical Modeling

Instructor:  Bryan Faulkner, Ph.D.

Project Description:

Up to two students interested in mathematics.

Can patterns in a musical track be used to decide characteristics of the track (e.g., genre, composer, and instruments used) etc.?  To answer this question we will collect data from various musical tracks. One goal of the project is to first discover patterns in these tracks. The ultimate goal is to use these patterns to create mathematical models which will enable us to make decisions about the characteristics of any given musical track.  



Bryan Faulkner, Ph.D.

After earning a doctoral degree in Mathematics from Clemson University in 2008, Bryan Faulkner accepted an assistant professor of mathematics position at Ferrum College.  Dr. Faulkner is the program coordinator for the mathematical science program at Ferrum and teaches a wide variety of mathematics courses.

If you have specific questions about this project, please contact Dr. Faulkner directly at BFaulkner@ferrum.edu.

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