Friday, January 09, 2009

And people ask, how boring is it in Canada in the winter...Part II

Continuing the theme of what happens to people locked inside a snowbank for extended periods of the year I give you a mathematician at Dalhousie. And this in a city that has more bars per capita than any other city in North America.
Mathematician Cracks Mystery Beatles Chord
The opening chord to A Hard Day’s Night is also famous because for 40 years, no one quite knew exactly what chord Harrison was playing. Musicians, scholars and amateur guitar players alike had all come up with their own theories, but it took a Dalhousie mathematician to figure out the exact formula.

No comments: