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"Time's effect on the Material" describes the process of comparing related passages in a piece of music to observe if anything has changed. If the passage is restored intact, it speaks to the music's stability and endurance. If it is transformed, then time has had an effect.
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Time's effect on the material

In the classic cartoon, Road Runner and his nemesis, Wile E. Coyote, are marvels of endurance. No matter how violenttheir confrontations, both are impervious to harm. "Beep, beep"--and the two adversaries are ready to renew theirstruggle afresh. Time has no lasting effect on either of them.

Similarly, we rely on computer memory being absolute: no matter how we alter a document, unsaved it returns to itsoriginal form; our applications are intended to boot up intact. Movies and recordings create permanent records ofotherwise perishable performances. Symbols and monuments such as the bald eagle and the Lincoln Memorial stand as enduringemblems of liberty. We turn to timeless spiritual ideas for consolation and inspiration.

But for so much else in our experience, time's force is perpetual and relentless: It is constantly chiseling away,creating new forms. Transformation may be sudden or slow, obvious or hidden, but it is inexorable. Cloud watching is atestimony to nature's restless inventiveness. "Planned obsolescence" is built into many consumer items. Livingthings are particularly vulnerable: Our bodies are in a continual state of transformation. Even human memory is not absolute, but a recreationthat conjures up the past for us with inevitable distortions, evasions, substitutions and changing emphases. Try as wemight to hold on to the past, it flees -- that is a fundamental condition of living.

Whether time has an effect on the material is a crucial issue explored in a piece of music. Is the musical material able torecuperate itself exactly? Does it ever return in its original form? Or is it destined to be continually impermanent andvolatile?

Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray is a powerful allegory about time's effect. The title character isable to hold off the ravages of time, outliving lovers, rivals and friends without the slightest hint of aging. His secretis a portrait, painted by a diabolical artist and kept hidden in a locked room. The portrait grows old in his stead,enabling Dorian Gray to survive unchanged. When the painting is finally discovered, its image has become horrificallydecrepit and menacing. Once the painting has been destroyed,time's effect catches up with Dorian Gray: He is reduced to a pile of ash.

When musical material returns with little or no change, it speaks to the material's persistence and durability. Thematerial is not vulnerable to time: No matter what has happened in the interim, the music is able to reconstituteitself exactly. It is stable enough to endure. The longer the passage that is restored unchanged, the greater the effect ofstability.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
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Source:  OpenStax, Michael's sound reasoning. OpenStax CNX. Jan 29, 2007 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col10400/1.1
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