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Instructor: Daniel Newsome---Math 103---Tuesday/Thursday– 8:30-9:50---Heg. 102

 

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Quadrivium Reader Vol. I  (ca. 83 MB)

 

Quadrivium Reader Vol. II (ca. 51 MB)

 

Latest update: 5/16/19 7:20 AM

Week-# &

Due-Date

General Assignments - Outline

Assignment details are found in the links.

1a

Januarius 29

Class Opener. 

1b

Januarius 31

Assignment 1b: PreBoethian Quadrivium, Pt. I

Abrahamic Religion and the Pythagoreans

2a

Februarius 5

Assignment 2a: PreBoethian Quadrivium, Pt. II

Plato's Republic, Roman Numerals, and more.

Explanation of multiplication table methodology

2b

Februarius 7

Assignment 2b: PreBoethian Quadrivium, Pt. III

Plato's Timaeus

3a

Februarius 12

Assignment 3a: PreBoethian Quadrivium, Pt. IV

More Timaeus and Homework exploring Arithmetic, Geometric, and Harmonic Series.

3b

Februarius 14

Assignment 3b: PreBoethian Quadrivium, Pt. IV

Isidore of Seville (d. 636) and Martianus Capella's Arithmetic

Origami Matter Theory

4a

Februarius 19

Assignment 4a: Arithmetica, Pt. I

4b

Februarius 21

Assignment 4b: Arithmetica, Pt. II

5a

Februarius 26

 

Assignment 5a, Take-Home Exam #1

5b

Februarius 28

Assignment 5b, Algorism

6a

Martius 5

Assignment 6a, Algorism

6b

Martius 7

Assignment 6b, Algorism

7a

Martius 12

Assignment 7a, Algorism

 

Links for printable graph papers if you want them. 

PDF of Blank Graph Papers

JPEG smaller graph papers

JPEG larger graph paper

7b

Martius 14

Assignment 7b,

dies nefasti

Ferias: Aequinoctium vernum

dies nefasti

Ferias: Aequinoctium vernum

8a

Martius 26

 

Assignment 8a: Music and Magic Squares

Musica, Pt. Ut- Instrumentalis, Humana, et Mundana   

 

8b

Martius 28

Assignment 8b: Musica, Pt. Re

 

VoxBono - musical links

 

9a

Aprilis 2

Assignment 9a: Musica, Pt. Mi

 

Printable Rulers

 

  Howard Goodall's Equal Temperament - video

9b

Aprilis 4

Assignment 9b: Multitudes

10a

Aprilis 9

Assignment 10a: Multitudes and Exam Preparation

10b

Aprilis 11

Exam/Test/Quiz

 

10b: Geometry-EarthMeasure

11a

Aprilis 16

 

11a: Geometry-II

 

HW-11a-Pentagram

11b

Aprilis 18

11b: Astronomy-Astrology

 

Spinning Stars (play without sound)

 

FlashDownload-PtolemaicSystem- download if you can play flash animations

 

Fun Zoomable Ptolamaic Animation

 

A selection of Ptolemaic models - some are very old and don't run on modern machines

 

12a

Aprilis 23

12a: Astronomy 2

 

Base-60-Sexagesimal-Notes for doing homework

 

Note for scaling solar system: Basically what you are doing is multiplying all actual distances and diameters by the scaling factor.  I gave you the first two scaling factors, you need to figure out the third one.  Look at what I did to come up with the first two to figure out how to get the third.  Also, convert any result into a measurement that you can viscerally know.  E.g. 228 inches should be converted to feet or meters, something that puts the measurement into a realm that you can visualize. And 0.04 inches might be better understood in millimeters.

12b

Aprilis 25

12b: Astro-nomy-logy 3

13a

Aprils 30

Advising Day: No Class

Do 13a for 13b (May 2nd)

13ab: Astro-logy-nomy 4

13b

Maius 2

 

13ab: Astro-logy-nomy 4

14a

Maius 7

 

14a: Astrological Medicine

 

Additional Readings (not optional):

 Aristotle-Meteorology   and   Avicenna-IbnSina-Canon

 

Birth Chart Calculator- Web site for generating planetary data for homework

 

Circular Horoscope Paper Machine- an alternative way to calibrate the zodiac to the houses... might be a fun paper project.

 

Cardano's Horoscope of Christ- Commentary and translation of the chart.

 

 

14b

Maius 9

 

14b: Cardano

 

Walker: Spiritual and Demonic selection.

 

Cardano's My Life (excerpts)  Read pp. 92-93 for gambling adventure.

15a

Maius 14

Final Week

 

 

 

Paintings for homework:

Hans Baldung Grien-Bewitched Groom (1544)

 

Leonardo- Annunciation (ca. 1475)

 

Piero della Francesca- Flagellation (ca. 1460)

 

Tintoretto- Christ Washing the Disciples' Feet (ca. 1549)

 

Tintoretto- St. Mark's Body Moved to Venice (ca. 1566)

 

Van Gogh- Bedroom in Arles (1888)

 

Vermeer- The Music Lesson (ca. 1665)

15b

Maius 16

Maius 16

http://www.mifami.org/Quad-19/Last Class.pdf

http://www.mifami.org/Quad-19/Holbein-DancesOfDeath.pdf

 


Podcasts and audio/video files that might be of interest:

 

Musical Material : a selection of musical examples

 

 

IOT-Pythagoras

 

IOT-Muslim Spain

 

IOT-Pi-

 

IOT-Early Islamic Maths

 

IOT-Prime Numbers

 

RadioLab-Numbers

 

RadioLab-For the Love of Numbers

 

IOT-Indian Maths

 

IOT-Zero

 

U.S. Students Lacking in Object Permanence Skills

 

Microwave Grapes Demonstrate Astrological Physics

 

Enharmonic Example (Partch)

 

RadioLab- Black Box


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