Why Toast Lands Jelly-Side Down: Zen and the Art of Physics Demonstrations

Why Toast Lands Jelly-Side Down: Zen and the Art of Physics Demonstrations

by Robert Ehrlich
     
 

"A charming and delightful book full of useful advice. Anyone who teaches undergraduate physics can find something of value in it for almost any course."—Mark P. Silverman, Trinity College

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"A charming and delightful book full of useful advice. Anyone who teaches undergraduate physics can find something of value in it for almost any course."—Mark P. Silverman, Trinity College

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691028873
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
03/17/1997
Series:
Princeton Paperbacks Series
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,081,029
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1How to Design Simple Physics Demos3
2Newton's Laws22
3Statics, Equilibrium, and Accelerometers43
4Orbital Motion and Angular Momentum64
5Conservation of Momentum and Energy81
6Fluids100
7Thermodynamics113
8Mechanical Oscillations and Waves121
9Electricity and Magnetism146
10Optics157
11Interference and Diffraction171
12Modern Physics179
Bibliography193
Index195

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