Physics in the Arts: Revised Edition

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Overview

Physics in the Arts is a concise, 328-page four-color entry in the Complementary Science Series, designed for science enthusiasts and liberal arts students requiring or desiring a well-developed discussion of physical phenomena, particularly with regard to sound and light.

Typical course: A course on sound and light for non-science majors covering the nature of sound and sound perception; fundamentals of harmony, musical photography, color perception, and color mixing. Easily understood by those with high school algebra and geometry.

• Offers an alternative route to science literacy for those interested in the arts, music and photography
• Popular science book with wide readership beyond the classroom at an accessible level
• Material covered at a level appropriate for self-study or as a complementary textbook
• For teaching purposes, all figures in the book as well as hints on how to build labs (including seven new labs in March 2012!) are provided at http://www.elsevierdirect.com/companion.jsp?ISBN=9780123918789.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This is an interesting book containing topics not explained in common physics textbooks."Kecheng Qin, Peking University

"... the work of a pair of great physicists and top teachers.... clear and imaginative. I cannot remember an occasion where a student complained about this text." Francis Halzen, Professor of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison

"The authors quite skillfully describe wave behavior without using much space..... The section on color is so good that it alone makes the book a worthwhile purchase for the general public; certainly the section is a plus for those considering the book for a class." Eric Heller, Harvard University, from the book review in Physics Today, March 2009

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123918789
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 7/27/2011
  • Series: Complementary Science Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 328
  • Sales rank: 342,382
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Light
1: Light and Light Waves
2: Reflection and Refraction
3: Lenses
4: The Eye
5: Photography
6: Color and Color Vision
7: Additive Color Mixing
8: Subtractive Color Mixing
9: Color Generating Mechanisms
Sound
10: Periodic Oscillations
11: Simple Harmonic Motion
12: Damped Oscillations and Resonance
13: Adding Sound Sources: Beats and Harmony
14: Waves
15: Sound Perception
16: The Ear
17: Vibration of Strings
18: Pipes
19: Fourier Analysis
20: Musical Scales
21: Musical Instruments
Solutions to Problems

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