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|Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)|
|Mathematician Chris K. Caldwell of the University of Tennessee in Martin has developed a scheme for listening to sequences of primes - to hear both simple patterns and perplexing irregularities found among those numbers. "Multimedia allows the use of sight and sound, so why not use sound?" Caldwell asks. "After all, don't we use our ears to detect patterns as we listen to the car motor for a problem or shake a box to determine its contents?"|
|Levels:||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College|
|Math Topics:||Prime Numbers, Music, Acoustics|
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