Thinking Physics: Understandable Practical Reality / Edition 3

Thinking Physics: Understandable Practical Reality / Edition 3

by Lewis Carroll Epstein
     
 

Lewis Carroll Epstein explains deep ideas in physics in an easy-to-understand way. Thinking Physics is a perfect beginner’s guide to an amazingly wide range of physics-related questions. The book targets topics that science teachers and students spend time wondering about, like wing lift. Epstein elucidates the familiar but misunderstood — such as

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Lewis Carroll Epstein explains deep ideas in physics in an easy-to-understand way. Thinking Physics is a perfect beginner’s guide to an amazingly wide range of physics-related questions. The book targets topics that science teachers and students spend time wondering about, like wing lift. Epstein elucidates the familiar but misunderstood — such as how tides work — along with more obscure but fascinating phenomena like the “Bernoulli sub” and the “artificial aurora” created by hydrogen bombs. Broken into many short sections and peppered with Epstein’s own playful hand-drawn illustrations, the book does not simply give the right answer: It also goes into the answers that seem right but are wrong and shows why they are wrong — a rarity in science books. Thinking Physics is a rigorously correct, lighthearted, and cleverly designed Q and A book for physicists of all ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780935218084
Publisher:
Insight Press San Francisco, CA
Publication date:
12/05/2002
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
582
Sales rank:
730,601
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 8.94(h) x 1.04(d)

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