Hearing the Shape of a Drum
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The shape of an object, such as a drumskin, determines the sounds that it can make when it vibrates. Conversely, the sounds determine the drum’s perimeter and area. But do the sounds determine the complete shape? This question was asked 35 years ago, but only very recently have mathematicians found the answer.
This event was on Wed, 15 Oct 1997
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