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Physics in the Arts (Complementary Science) Paperback – February 5, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0123741509 ISBN-10: 0123741505 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Series: Complementary Science
  • Paperback: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Academic Press; 1 edition (February 5, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0123741505
  • ISBN-13: 978-0123741509
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,000,245 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Pianist on March 4, 2010
Format: Paperback
I retired to Madison, WI because the UW-Madison allows seniors to audit classes free. The great majority of my classes have been in the School of Music. I always watch for complementary courses to broaden and deepen my musical knowledge.

That is how I found Physics in the Art, a wonderful course taught by Professor P.U.P.A Gilbert. Her book bears the same title. The course studies the physics of light (think art, painting and photography) and periodic oscillations (think music). High school geometry is the only background you need.

I found the book so interesting that I read it in one sitting. It is the most understandable and comprehensible science book I have read. It deals with and explains matters we encounter every day but never quite knew how they worked.

I told Professor Gilbert that her book was a spellbinding as any Sherlock Holmes or Dorothy Sayers mysteries (my favorites)

If there is room for only one science book on your shelves, this is it.
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