ISBN-10:
0471381519
ISBN-13:
9780471381518
Pub. Date:
12/01/2000
Publisher:
Wiley
How Things Work: The Physics of Everyday Life / Edition 2

How Things Work: The Physics of Everyday Life / Edition 2

by Louis A. Bloomfield

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How Things Work: The Physics of Everyday Life / Edition 2

Written primarily for a one-term, undergraduate level course, this book attempts to convey an understanding and appreciation for the concepts and principles of Physics by finding them within specific objects of everyday experience. It's primary market are liberal arts students who are seeking a connection between science and the world they live in; among its many secondary markets are the growing number of institutions offering courses with scientific real-world context. These courses may also be offered to students from the Sciences, Engineering, Architecture, and other technical fields.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471381518
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/01/2000
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 536
Product dimensions: 8.02(w) x 9.95(h) x 0.76(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

The Laws of Motion, Part I.

The Laws of Motion, Part II.

Mechanical Objects.

Fluids.

Fluids and Motion.

Heat and Thermodynamics.

Resonance and Mechanical Waves.

Electric and Magnetic Forces.

Electrodynamics.

Electronics.

Electromagnetic Waves.

Light.

Optics.

Modern Physics.

Phase Transitions.

Material Science.

Chemical Physics.

Appendices.

Glossary.

Answers to Selected Problems.

Photo Credits.

Index.

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