The Jazz of Physics

The Jazz of Physics

The Secret Link Between Music and the Structure of the Universe

Book - 2016
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"A theoretical physicist and jazz musician combines his two loves to present a new theory of the universe: sound as the link between Einstein's relativity with quantum mechanics"
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, a member of Perseus Books Group, [2016]
Copyright Date: ℗2016
ISBN: 9780465034994
Branch Call Number: 523.1 Alex
Characteristics: viii, 254 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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Sep 09, 2017

If you're looking for something to daydream about this will do it. And no, not an easy read but if you reread each paragraph, well, there you go.

Jan 04, 2017

This book was a challenge for me because I don't have an extensive background in physics or mathematics. Despite my intellectual shortcomings,
Alexander effectively created a work that is largely understandable: part biography and part particle physics treatise.
My favorite "a-ha" moment was the correlation between the structure of the universe, the structure of Earth, humans, and ultimately, music.
We are products of our environment, so it is no wonder that music possesses the same patterns seen in string theory. Coupled with his personal anecdotes on
his musically-enriched childhood and adolescence, I consider this book to be required reading for those who are looking for an informal introduction to the beauty of physics.


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