"Physics and Dance" by Emily Coates

Physics and Dance Emily Coates, Sarah Demers

Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
14 Mar 2019
ISBN:
9780300195835
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
176 pages: 235 x 156mm
Illustrations:
62 b-w illus.

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From stepping out of our beds each morning to admiring the stars at night, we live in a world of motion, energy, space, and time. How do we understand the phenomena that shape our experience? How do we make sense of our physical realities? Two guides—a former member of New York City Ballet, Emily Coates, and a CERN particle physicist, Sarah Demers—show us how their respective disciplines can help us to understand both the quotidian and the deepest questions about the universe.
 
Requiring no previous knowledge of dance or physics, this introduction covers the fundamentals while revealing how a dialogue between art and science can enrich our appreciation of both. Readers will come away with a broad cultural knowledge of Newtonian to quantum mechanics and classical to contemporary dance.
 
Including problem sets and choreographic exercises to solidify understanding, this book will be of interest to anyone curious about physics or dance.

Emily Coates is associate professor adjunct of theater studies at Yale University, where she created the Dance Studies curriculum. Sarah Demers is Horace D. Taft Associate Professor of Physics at Yale University. Their work has been featured in the World Science Festival and covered in the New York Times and the New Yorker.