A deep yet accessible analysis of the physics of light and sound, and how our eyes and
ears detect them, is not only intellectually enjoyable, but also useful to understand and
interpret the world in which we live, all the phenomena that take place around us, and how
we perceive them. In short, how we interface with our planet, its inhabitants, and their
creations. Understanding the physics of light and sound may also increase the appreciation
for works of art and for art itself, and even stimulate the artists among the readers to deepen
their knowledge of their media, of how people interface with them, and perhaps improve
their art production.
* 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 * For teaching purposes, all figures in the book as well as hints on how to build labs (including seven new labs in March 2012!) are provided at http://www.elsevierdirect.com/companion.jsp?ISBN=9780123918789.