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The Physics of Music and Color / Edition 1

The Physics of Music and Color / Edition 1

by Leon Gunther


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ISBN-13: 9781461405566
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 09/22/2011
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 540
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Leon Gunther has been on the Physics Department faculty at Tufts University since 1965. He got his PhD in Physics from MIT in 1964 and has published over 100 articles, the vast majority being in the field of Condensed Matter Theory. Having begun studies of the violin at the age of seven, he has played in numerous Community Symphony Orchestras, most notably the Newton Symphony, where he was the principal second violinist for ten years, from 1974-1984. In 1994, he founded the community chorus of Temple Emunah in Lexington, MA, known as the Mak'haylah. Programs include music of a wide range of genres - folk, liturgical, and classical. His compositions and arrangements include Hebrew renditions of three movements of the Brahms Requiem.

Table of Contents

Preface.- Introductory Remarks.- The Vibrating String.- The Vibrating Air Column.- Energy.- Electricity, Magnetism, and Electromagnetic Waves.- The Atom as a Source of Light.- The Principle of Superposition.- Propagation Phenomena.- The Ear.- Psychoacoustics.- Tuning, Intonation, and Temperament - Chooising Frequencies for Musican Notes.- The Eye.- Characterizing Light Sources, Color Filters and Pigments.- Theory of Color Vision.- Appendices.

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