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.

Topics discussed include the nature of sound and sound perception, and the fundamentals of harmony, musical photography, color perception, and color mixing. The materials are covered at a level appropriate for self-study or as a complementary textbook.

A companion website for Instructors is available in Spring 2008.



* 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. Topics discussed include the nature of sound and sound percepti...

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