[ epub pdf ] The Jazz of Physics: The Secret Link Between Music and the Structure of the UniverseAuthor Stephon Alexander – Z55z.co

A Spectacular Musical And Scientific Journey From The Bronx To The Cosmic Horizon That Reveals The Astonishing Links Between Jazz, Science, Einstein, And Coltrane 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

3 thoughts on “The Jazz of Physics: The Secret Link Between Music and the Structure of the Universe

  1. Mark S. Williams Mark S. Williams says:

    Although I m a guitarist with over 40 years professional experience in jazz and other American musical idioms, I don t feel qualified to assess The Jazz of Physics by Stephon Alexander Hence, the 3 star review, by which I mean my neutrality as to the book s qualities.The question needs to be asked for whom this book was written A serious musician could not comprehend it fully without also having a thorough understanding of both physics and calculus I have some college education, but unfortunately not those subjects.Chapter 8 The Ubiquity of Vibration contains several complex graphs and equations, for which it is assumed the reader understands all the math symbols used I m not sure what books I would need to study to understand it, but nearly all of Chapter 8 is incomprehensible to me The book s notes don t explain the equations or the Fourier transform any than the text does.I love the concept that the universe behaves like a musical instrument, but I have no understanding why the author believes this may be the case.If you are musician than scientist or mathematician, you might want to read How Music Works by John Powell for a read geared towards the general reader.

  2. D. A. J. D. A. J. says:

    I cannot say enough good things about this book It was quite amazing to follow Dr Alexander s journey to the world of physics through the lens of jazz I have read review with people complaining about the book being autobiographical or even jumping subjects That actually is what makes this book so interesting to read I learned some new aspects of physics, it helped strengthen other elements of physics I had heard about in the past, and it was a pleasure to read about his journey into physics, starting with the first trip to the museum and seeing a display of Albert Einstein.I would highly recommend this book to those with a novice based love of physics, those who love both music and science, and as an amazing way to aspire children, teens, and young adults to reach for their goals in their own unique way I love that his journey was his and not limited to a one way, boring, pre charted road.

  3. AllanCw AllanCw says:

    A unique and personal take on The Meaning Of It All physics Alexander s use of memoir to hold on I met Stephon Alexander in 2005 while doing research for a screenplay he was at the Stanford Linear Accelerator SLAC Since then I wrote a memoir in which Stephon appears Here s a bit of it I need to explain why I think Stephon Alexander is a special humanbeing, and if you hang in you ll see how this connects to other things.When we sat down for our interview at Stanford, the first thing I toldStephon was that I m a dilettante Stephon stopped me That word, hesaid What does it mean Dilettante Yes What does it mean I told him it means that I know just enough about theoretical physics tomake a fool of myself in talking to an actual theoretical physicist How do you spell it I didn t really know I told him there are some l s and t s but I didn tknow how many of each, plus there is an i somewhere and at least one e Stephon was nodding, taking this in, filing it away somewhere.Then I asked him why he became a theoretical physicist and he saidbecause he was angry at God.Hold on Let me ask you something Let s say that for some reason you rebeing interviewed because you have expertise at something Someone, aHollywood screenwriter, say, shows up and you do a formal interview.And let s say the interviewer starts out by saying something to the effectof how smart you are, but in doing so uses a word you re unfamiliar with.Here s the question Would you stop him and ask what that word means Neither would I.Why is that Because our main concern would be how we re perceived.This would be the case in any situation with a stranger, but especially inan on the record interview, and even especially if the premise of theinterview is that we re smart.Stephon did not care how he was perceived Or, rather, he may havecared, but his need to know something, a truth about the world, minorthough it was, was important.If people you, say, plus me worried less about how we re perceived,we d worry less about self image still another self word , too Whichmeans we d be less likely to believe untruths simply because they makeus feel comfortable about ourselves Please trust me on something The belief in untruths is the primary reason why the world is so screwed up.In fact, all the reasons why the world is so screwed up depend on peoplebelieving untruths I know that I m right on this one thing.Stephon Alexander is not one of the reasons why the world is so screwed up,which is enough to make him special In fact, that s my definition of special,as in special human being Someone who is not part of the problem of theworld being so fucked up.And listen Stephon Alexander knows some secrets of the universe Trustme on another thing That Stephon asked me what dilettante means andhow you spell it is as much a reason for his knowledge of some secrets of theuniverse as his astounding innate brain power, his intelligence.This angry at God thing Stephon grew up in a poor section of the Bronx,New York As a child he was confused by all the misery around him Theconfusion led to anger at God, since he had been told that God createdEverything and Everything must include the misery all around him Sohe wanted to understand how God could have done this Stephon, havingbeen blessed with astounding innate intelligence, even as a young personsensed that he would not come to understand about God through studyingreligion or philosophy or anthropology He was tempted by art, he told me,particularly the art of jazz music But he decided to dedicate his life to physics,the area of it that looks into first causes What happened in the beginning.If anyone ever comes close to a real understanding about God it willbe a physicist, someone like Stephon Alexander It will not be a Popeor an ayatollah or a rabbi or a Buddhist in a monastery or some screw ballmother etc blabbing away on Sunday morning TV The reason for thisis simple Without knowing how things work what causes what there isno possibility of knowing anything else It s all just words strung togetherand circular reasoning and specious causation and made up stuff and othercrocks of poop All of it.Another thing That Stephon was tempted to dedicate his life to art, tojazz music, is significant also In fact, Stephon does dedicate himself to jazzmusic, to playing it on a saxophone, when he s not looking into first causes.To sum up In seeking to understand God, Stephon Alexander looks intofirst causes and plays jazz music on a saxophone.I love that.Although he grew up in the United States, Stephon was born in theCaribbean, on an island I believe that this heritage is part of what makesStephon special The spirituality of his people He told me a childhood storyabout his grandmother that gave me the shivers.The island on which Stephon was born is this island, by the way The littleisland from which I write Anyway, it doesn t surprise me that Stephon has written a fascinating book on physics and Jazz music Not at all That his unquestioning faith in Einstein s Relativity theories may be misplaced is a separate matter Those interested should give Electric Universe theory a look, at thunderbolts.info.