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By Ian Martin email@example.com When hearing the words “music” and “math,” you may not think there’s much of a correlation between the seemingly contrasting subjects, which can be described as “expressive” and “analytical.” Dr. Jason Brown, however, would beg to differ. Brown, who is a mathematics professor at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, will be giving a lecture at 4:10 p.m., Tuesday in C304 Wells Hall, entitled “A Hard Day’s Math: The Connections Between Mathematics and Music.” The lecture’s title, inspired by the legendary opening chord of The Beatles 1964 hit song “A Hard Day’s Night,” stems from a sudden realization Brown had while thinking about the song in 2004, during the song’s 40th anniversary. Brown said the opening chord to the song was something people had tried to play for years, but could never ‘quite get it right.’ “Everyone had their own idea of what the notes were and I thought back then ‘maybe there’s a scientific way to approach it,’” Brown said. Brown, who taught himself to play guitar at the age of 12 by learning the songs to Beatles records, said when thinking about the song, he remembered a chapter in a book he had read as an undergraduate, on the sounds of mathematics. He has since used something called a Fourier transform, which is a part of Calculus, to ‘unravel that mysterious open chord.’ Brown has written a number of papers on the connection between mathematics and music. “I think on one level you can use mathematics to understand the physics behind sound in music and to see the frequencies of the notes that are played in chords.