Maths teachers throughout history have worked hard to make the subject fun, but, for Star Wars fans at least, one student might just have cracked it.
Dani Ochoa, 19, is the mastermind behind it all. While tackling some mathematics the student working towards a degree in optical engineering noticed that the problem she’d been working on sounded somewhat familiar.
Be prepared to have this stuck in your head all day.
It started with x+4… and I couldn’t unhear it. Instead of doing my math homework I figured out what the Cantina Theme would sound like if your instrument was a pencil. from StarWars
It’s a special discovery alright, but it doesn’t end there. Ochoa also managed to recreate the Imperial March, composed by John Williams.
Hey, thanks, u/smokay83 for making this sub! Now I have a place to put the IMPERIAL MARCH! from pencilmusic
“The Cantina Theme came first,” said Ochoa. “After posting to Reddit, people kept asking for more. Being an indulgent procrastinator, I happily obliged.
“These equations aren’t anything significant, but my area of study does involve mathematics, and a ton of it. I’m working toward a degree in Optical Engineering. I was in the middle of studying calculus when this whole thing began.”
“The reason I know the Cantina Theme so well is due to the Star Wars Pod Racing game on the N64,” she said. “That game was my favourite! I think I would really enjoy Star Wars though, I’ve been meaning to have a marathon!”