Clouds in a Glass of Beer: Simple Experiments in Atmospheric Physics

Clouds in a Glass of Beer: Simple Experiments in Atmospheric Physics

by Craig F. Bohren, Bohren
     
 

Bohren, a physics professor at Pennsylvania State University, presents experiments using simple equipment. His discussions employ humor and anecdotes to debunk scientific myths and make the science of atmospheric physics understandable even to students with little background in science. Experiments and examples involving aluminum cans, toys, mirrors, bathtubs, beer,… See more details below

Overview

Bohren, a physics professor at Pennsylvania State University, presents experiments using simple equipment. His discussions employ humor and anecdotes to debunk scientific myths and make the science of atmospheric physics understandable even to students with little background in science. Experiments and examples involving aluminum cans, toys, mirrors, bathtubs, beer, and milk illustrate principles related to the greenhouse effect, radiation, surface tension, cloud formation, and light reflection and refraction. Experiments are accompanied by b&w photos. This is an unabridged republication of a work first published by John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1987.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486417387
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
07/10/2001
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
454,450
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.46(d)

Table of Contents

Clouds in a Glass of Beer
Genies in Jars, Clouds in Bottles, and a Bucket with a Hole in It
Happy Ducks, Like Happy People, Perform Best with Cool Heads
Sugar and Spice: The Dirty Wet-bulb Temperature
Mixing Clouds
Conceptions and Misconceptions of Pressure
Dew Drops on a Bathroom Mirror
A Murder in Ceylon
The Freezing of Lakes
The Greenhouse Effect
Black Clouds
Once in a Blue Moon
The Green Flash
Multiple Scattering at the Breakfast Table
Multiple Scattering at the Beach
On a Clear Day You Can't See Forever
A Serendipitous Iridescent Cloud
Physics on a Manure Heap: More About Black Clouds
Polarization of Skylight
Colors of the Sea
Indoor Rainbows
Why Rainbows are Not Impossible in Winter
Index

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