Date of Award
Master of Arts in Mathematics
In 1966 Mark Kac posed an interesting question regarding vibrating membranes and the sounds they make. His article entitled "Can One Hear the Shape of a Drum?", which appeared in The American Mathematical Monthly, generated much interest and scholarly debate. The evolution of Kac's intriguing question will be the subject of this project.
McCorkle, Tricia Dawn, "Math, music, and membranes: A historical survey of the question "can one hear the shape of a drum"?" (2005). Theses Digitization Project. 2933.