The Euclidean Algorithm Generates Traditional Musical Rhythms

April 12, 2013

What do African rhythms, spallation neutron source (SNS) accelerators in nuclear physics, string theory (stringology) in computer science, and an ancient algorithm described by Euclid have in common? The short answer is: patterns distributed as evenly as possible. For the long answer please read on…

http://cgm.cs.mcgill.ca/~godfried/publications/banff.pdf

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