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

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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

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"An outstanding new book of physics demonstrations."—
Washington Post

"If you find the task of illustrating and humanizing the fundamental principles of the physical world daunting, Ehrlich offers a series of [100] easy 'demos' that are virtually foolproof and well described."—
Science News

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An outstanding new book of physics demonstrations.
Science News
If you find the task of illustrating and humanizing the fundamental principles of the physical world daunting, Ehrlich offers a series of [100] easy 'demos' that are virtually foolproof and well described.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691028873
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 3/17/1997
  • Series: Princeton Paperbacks Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,212,009
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1 How to Design Simple Physics Demos 3
2 Newton's Laws 22
3 Statics, Equilibrium, and Accelerometers 43
4 Orbital Motion and Angular Momentum 64
5 Conservation of Momentum and Energy 81
6 Fluids 100
7 Thermodynamics 113
8 Mechanical Oscillations and Waves 121
9 Electricity and Magnetism 146
10 Optics 157
11 Interference and Diffraction 171
12 Modern Physics 179
Bibliography 193
Index 195
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