How Things Work: The Physics of Everyday Life / Edition 5

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Overview

Offers a non-conventional view of physics and science that starts with whole objects and looks inside them to see what makes them work. Uses everyday objects to appeal to readers and motivate their interest of the scientific principles that govern our universe.
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This introductory physics textbook for liberal arts students uses everyday objects to illustrate the principles of mechanics, heat, resonance and waves, electricity and magnetism, light and optics, and nuclear physics. The second edition adds color graphics and regroups some of the sections. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118237762
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/14/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 592
  • Sales rank: 311,326
  • Product dimensions: 8.01 (w) x 9.86 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Lou Bloomfield is a highly dedicated teacher and one of the most popular professors at University of Virginia, and was the recipient of the 1998 State of Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award.   Lou has given talks all over the country on teaching physics through everyday objects.  He has extreme attention to detail and knowledge of technical physics. He is very tech savvy and has been able to provide many of the photos and illustrations for the text himself.
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Table of Contents

0.1 Windsurfing
0.2 Mountain Climbing
0.3 Guitars
Chapter 1. The Laws of Motion 1
Chapter 2. The Laws of Motion, Part II 39
Chapter 3. Mechanical Objects 77
Chapter 4. Fluids 117
Chapter 5. Fluids and Motion 145
Chapter 6. Heat and Thermodynamics 187
Chapter 7. Resonance and Mechanical Waves 229
Chapter 8. Electric and Magnetic Forces 263
Chapter 9. Electrodynamics 295
Chapter 10. Electronics 327
Chapter 11. Electromagnetic Waves 353
Chapter 12. Light 383
Chapter 13. Optics 413
Chapter 14. Modern Physics 439
Chapter 15. Phase Transitions
Chapter 16. Material Science
Chapter 17. Chemical Physics
Appendices 469
Glossary 477
Answers to Selected Problems 493
Photo Credits 501
Index 503
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