The Flying Circus of Physics, Answers

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This new version now contains answers to all the over 600 stimulating questions. Walker covers the entirety of naked-eye physics by exploring problems of the everyday world. He focuses on the flight of Frisbees, sounds of thunder, rainbows, sand dunes, soap bubbles, etc., and uses such familiar objects as rubber bands, eggs, tea pots, and Coke bottles. Many references to outside sources guide the way through the problems. Now the inclusion of answers provides immediate feedback, making this an extraordinary ...
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Overview

This new version now contains answers to all the over 600 stimulating questions. Walker covers the entirety of naked-eye physics by exploring problems of the everyday world. He focuses on the flight of Frisbees, sounds of thunder, rainbows, sand dunes, soap bubbles, etc., and uses such familiar objects as rubber bands, eggs, tea pots, and Coke bottles. Many references to outside sources guide the way through the problems. Now the inclusion of answers provides immediate feedback, making this an extraordinary approach in applying all of physics to problems of the real world.

This unusual text on physics as it relates to the everyday world examines such topics as the flight of Frisbees, thunder, rainbows and sand dunes.

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This new version now contains answers to all the 600 stimulating questions. Walker covers the entirety of naked-eyed physics by exploring problems of the everyday world. He focuses on the flight of Frisbees, sounds of thunder, rainbows, sand dunes, soap bubbles, etc., and uses such familiar objects as rubber bands, eggs, and Coke bottles. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471029847
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/1977
  • Edition description: REISSUE
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Age range: 15 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.32 (w) x 9.38 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Hiding Under the Covers, Listening for the Monsters.

The Walrus Speaks of Classical Mechanics.

Heat Fantasies and Other Cheap Thrills of the Night.

The Madness of Stirring Tea.

She Comes in Colors Everywhere.

The Electrician's Evil and the Ring's Magic.

The Walrus Has His Last Say and Leaves Us Assorted Goodies.

Index Answers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2000

    Excellent book that stimulates interest in Physics

    Highly recommended for all those interested in Physics (and for those just plain curious about why things happen the way they do.)

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