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Oakton discusses math-music connection

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Learn how math and music are connected at a free lecture at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Oakton Community College's Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road, Room 1604. David Kung, professor of mathematics at St. Mary's College of Maryland, speaks on "Harmonious Equations: A Mathematical Exploration of Music" as part of Oakton's STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Speaker Series. The lecture will feature live musical examples on violins. Learn how algebra plays a role in Bach's canons and fugues; understand the mathematical principles behind the clarinet's ability to play lower than the flute; and unearth the connection between calculus, differential equations, and our ability to hear timbre. For information, contact Gloria Liu at (847) 635-1738 or