I am having a look at trying to do some generative art and i have come to realise my maths isn’t the best, while its ‘not bad’ there is defiantly room for improvement.

Can anyone recommend any decent books on the subject? maybe with some practise problems etc?

Regards,

Oli

]]>Musimathics Volumes 1 & 2 – Gareth Loy

Mathematics for the Non-Mathematician – Morris Kline

Music: A Mathematical Offering – Dave Benson

Musical Mathematics – Cris Forster

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]]>And there is this, which seems to be like a slightly simpler version of Benson’s book (more my level!) – http://www.perfscipress.com/numbers-notes-an-introduction-to-musical-signal-processing/

Cheers

Roger ]]>

I guess this topic wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Numerical Recipes (originally called ‘Numerical Recipes in FORTRAN’ when it first appeared). Well, this is not at all the book which would teach you math, specially if you don’t really have a scientific background (there are theoretical summaries at the beginnings of the chapters, though). However, it is a great resource for algorithms, which comes handy when you already know what you want to do, but you don’t know *how* to do it.

HTH,

Ádám

sound like what i need, I no studying a degree in maths or anything but I want to have a look a new formulas and apply the to visual and sound to see what result you get and eventually make a piece out of it.

and hopefully brush up my math skills along the way :)

Regards,

Oli

]]>the one that I was talking about is the one mentioned at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numerical_Recipes . At the bottom of the page you’ll find some links including their home page and the page where you can read 30 pages each month for free. This is actually a great option to check whether the book really fits your needs before spending around $130 to buy it…

Cheers,

Ádám

Cheers,

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