Physics in the Arts (Preliminary Edition) (Complementary Science)

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9780123740038: Physics in the Arts (Preliminary Edition) (Complementary Science)

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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"...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, University of Wisconsin, Madison

"I found the book very-well written...the book is also very popular with students. It covers the material at a depth appropriate for non-science students who are interested in the subject...it will be a very useful addition to the textbook literature for liberal arts colleges."
-- Baha Balantekin, Eugene P. Wigner Professor of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison

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