, Volume 385, Issue 1, pp 6-7
Date: 06 Apr 2006

Goldberg Variations Challenge

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We would like to invite you to participate in the Analytical Challenge, a series of puzzles to entertain and challenge our readers. The special ABC feature “Analytical Challenge” has established itself as a truly unique quiz series, with a new scientific puzzle published every second month.Readers can access the complete collection of published problems, with their solutions, on the ABC homepage at http://springer.com/journal/00216. Test your knowledge and tease your wits in diverse areas of analytical and bioanalytical chemistry by viewing this collection.

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Meet the Goldberg variations challenge

In approximately 1741 Johann Sebastian Bach wrote one of his enigmatic works for keyboard—the set of thirty variations on a theme nowadays known as the Goldberg Variations (BWV 988). In music, variation is the repetition of a theme w ...