### Reflection on Mathematical Ideas (Josh Luong)

The Relation Between Music and Maths

The concept learnt after watching the various videos in

class have extended my knowledge on how much closer music and maths really is.

Being made to do mathematics all my life, it was definitely interesting seeing

that simple fractions and equations could be so similar to the octaves of notes

or triads played. After learning to play my own instrument, I can’t promise

that every time I play a note, several equations will be visualized and used to

my advantage like the genius musician Beethoven most likely could but it’s definitely

something that I can think about in the future.

The Philosophy of Pythagoras

For a while I had

only seen Pythagoras as a mathematician who had been someone who has given the

rule to find sides in a right angled triangle which has only made me grieve

over my maths homework but after viewing the video I had come to understand

that he was not only someone who had discovered maths formulas but his philosophy

tells that everything in the world is made

of numbers which is not entirely true. It was interesting seeing a cartoon representation

of Pythagoras having to secretly discover these new concepts of mathematics alongside

the Pythagoreans which only makes me appreciate that we get to relearn and

maybe improve on his findings from thousands of years ago. #exploremaths