Sound

Sound

by Robert Friedhoffer
     
 

CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

INTRODUCTION

AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL WHO READ THIS BOOK

WHAT IS SOUND?

VIBRATIONS
Experiment 1
Betcha 1
Trick 1-Toothpick Pulse Meter
Betcha 2
Experiment 2

WAVES
What Is A Wave?
Experiment3
Sound Waves
Experiment 4
Betcha 3
Experiment 5
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Overview

CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

INTRODUCTION

AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL WHO READ THIS BOOK

WHAT IS SOUND?

VIBRATIONS
Experiment 1
Betcha 1
Trick 1-Toothpick Pulse Meter
Betcha 2
Experiment 2

WAVES
What Is A Wave?
Experiment3
Sound Waves
Experiment 4
Betcha 3
Experiment 5
Trick 2-"Break" Your Nose
Betcha 4

HEARING OR SOUND PERCEPTION
Experiment 6
Trick 3-Three Matchbox Monte
Trick 4-A Nasty Gag
Controlling Sound Dispersal
Experiment 7
Speed of Sound
Speed of Sound Table
How Far Away Is A Lightning Flash?
Breaking the Sound Barrier
Effect of Temperature on Sound
Echoes
Experiment 8
Experiment 9
Sonar
Continuous Waves
Experiment 10
Wavelength and Frequency
Acoustics
Experiment 11
Experiment 12
Trick 5-The Messed-Up Answering Machine
Silent Sounds
The Doppler Effect
Loudness
Sound Quality
Indoor Acoustics
Standing Waves
Experiment 13
Experiment 14
Stringed Instruments
Experiment 15
Wind Instruments
Experiment 16
Experiment 17
Resonance
Experiment 18
Betcha 5
Forced Vibrations
Trick 6-The Empty Music Box
Trick 7-The Sound Master

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INTRODUCTION


Even though this series of six books doesn't have to be read consecutively, it might help the beginning magical scientist to do so. The basics of physics start in the first book. Each succeeding book builds upon the knowledge of the one before. The tricks, experiments, and betchas are in there to help you have fun and get the most that you possibly can out of each book.

When you perform the experiments, you might want to keep a notebook or diary of all of your results. In keeping the diary, you will be following in the footsteps of such great scientists of the world as Madame Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867-1934) - radiation; Rosalind Elsie Franklin (1920-1958) - DNA; Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) - astronomy, mathematics, and physics; and Albert Einstein (1879-1955)-theoretical physics.

The tricks are laid out with EFFECT first, to let you have an idea of what the trick is about. Next comes the PROPS section, so you'll know what "stuff" you need. Then comes the METHOD, or ROUTINE part, which fully explains the workings of the trick. The NOTES that are at the very end of the trick try to tie the scientific principle in with the routine.

If you want to teach the science behind the tricks, you might want to explain the workings of the experiments to your friends. If you want to be a magician, you're better off not telling your friends how the tricks work. If your friends know the secrets to the trick, there is no magic.

To become a magician, you need to know all of the secrets of magic. To learn many of the secrets, you have to know something about science. You'll learn many of the "secrets" of science in this series of books.

When you learn the science, you become the magician. You just have to learn how to present the scientific principle in a mystifying way.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015098150
Publisher:
Leila's Books
Publication date:
08/30/2012
Series:
SCIENTIFIC MAGIC SERIES , #4
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
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