Christmas carols are not the only songs sung around Berry College this time of year. “The Derivative Rag,” a short musical featuring Mathematics and Computer Science Department Chair Eric McDowell, recently premiered on the student multimedia website Viking Fusion.
The short video showcases McDowell singing a catchy tune that he composed about derivatives and the rules that are used to evaluate them.
Just in time for finals, McDowell and Chris Early, a senior English major from Cumming, Ga., put together the humorous video with the intention to provide some stress-relieving laughs for students and faculty.
In April 2009, McDowell also premiered his song "Mr. Mathman." The song was produced as a short musical film by Berry graduate Michael Moncrief.
To watch “The Derivative Rag,” go to http://vikingfusion.berry.edu/index.php?cID=2443. To view “Mr. Mathman” please visit http://vikingfusion.berry.edu/index.php?cID=1533. More information about student multimedia publications at Berry is available on the Viking Fusion website http://vikingfusion.berry.edu/.
By Public Relations Assistant Emily B. Williams