Physics in the Arts

Other | June 1, 2008

byGilbert, P.U.P.A., P.u.p.a. Gilbert

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Physics in the Arts is a concise, 288 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. 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
* Companion website for Instructors available in Spring 2008

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Physics in the Arts is a concise, 288 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 maj...

Format:OtherDimensions:328 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:June 1, 2008Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0080560237

ISBN - 13:9780080560236

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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