ISBN-10:
0691028877
ISBN-13:
9780691028873
Pub. Date:
04/06/1997
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
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

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ISBN-13: 9780691028873
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 04/06/1997
Series: Princeton Paperbacks Series
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author


Robert Ehrlich is Professor of Physics at George Mason University. He has authored or edited sixteen books, including The Cosmological Milkshake, What If You Could Unscramble an Egg? and Turning the World Inside Out and 174 Other Simple Physics Demonstrations (Princeton).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

1 How to Design Simple Physics Demos

2 Newton's Laws

3 Statics, Equilibrium, and Accelerometers

4 Orbital Motion and Angular Momentum

5 Conservation of Momentum and Energy

6 Fluids

7 Thermodynamics

8 Mechanical Oscillations and Waves

9 Electricity and Magnetism

10 Optics

11 Interference and Diffraction

12 Modern Physics

Bibliography

Index

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Silverman

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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