The Jazz of Physics: The Secret Link Between Music and the Structure of the Universe Reprint Edition

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Stephon Alexander

Year 2017
Pages 272
Publisher Basic Books
Language en
ISBN 9780465093571
File Size 14.87 MB
File Format EPUB
Download Counter 207
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"Music lovers are at high risk of being inspired by this exploration of the connections between music and physics." --Wall Street Journal More than fifty years ago, John Coltrane drew the twelve musical notes in a circle and connected them by straight lines, forming a five-pointed star. Inspired by Einstein, Coltrane put physics and geometry at the core of his music. Physicist and jazz musician Stephon Alexander follows suit, using jazz to answer physics' most vexing questions about the past and future of the universe. Following the great minds that first drew the links between music and physics-a list including Pythagoras, Kepler, Newton, Einstein, and Rakim-The Jazz of Physics reveals that the ancient poetic idea of the Music of the Spheres," taken seriously, clarifies confounding issues in physics. The Jazz of Physics will fascinate and inspire anyone interested in the mysteries of our universe, music, and life itself. QR Code Online