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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

what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
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
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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