How Things Work The Physics of Everyday Life

ISBN-10: 0470223995

ISBN-13: 9780470223994

Edition: 4th 2010

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How Things Work uses familiar objects to introduce basic physics concepts, demonstrating the excitement and relevance to professionals in a variety of technical fields. Because its structure is defined by real-life examples, this book explores concepts as theyre needed and then revisits them later on when they reappear in other objects. It integrates case studies throughout the chapters to easily convey an understanding and appreciation for physics. For example, discussions of skating, falling balls, and bumper cars are included to explain the Laws of Motion. Air conditioners and automobiles are used to explore thermodynamics. Engineers, architects, and professionals in other technical fields will benefit from the material that connects science to our everyday world.
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Book details

List price: $181.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/9/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 632
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.464
Language: English

Louis A. Bloomfield is Professor of Physics at the University of Virginia. He also works extensively with professional societies and the media to explain physics to the general public. He maintains a website where he answers a wide range of questions on physics. Bloomfield received his Ph.D. from Stanford and was a postdoctoral fellow at AT &T Bell Laboratories. Bloomfield has been widely recognized for his teaching of physics and science to thousands of non-science students at the University of Virginia and is the recipient of a 1998 State of Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award and the 2001 Pegram Medal of the Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society. He is the author of almost 100 publications in the fields of atomic clusters, autoionizing states, high-resolution laser spectroscopy, nonlinear optics, computer science, and general science literacy, and of the successful introductory textbook How Things Work: The Physics of Everyday Life, 3rd Edition (Wiley 2006).

� The Laws of Motion, Part I
Skating
Falling Balls
Ramps
� The Laws of Motion, Part II
Wind Turbines
Wheels
Bumper Cars
� Mechanical Objects, Part I
Spring Scales
Ball Sports: Bouncing
Carousels and Roller Coasters
� Mechanical Objects Part II
Bicycles
Rockets and Space Travel
� Fluids
Balloons
Water Distribution
� Fluids and Motion
Garden Watering
Ball Sports: Air
Airplanes
� Heat and Phase Transitions
Woodstoves
Water, Steam, and Ice
Clothing, Insulation, and Climate
� Thermodynamics
Air Conditioners
Automobiles
� Resonance and Mechanical Waves
Clocks
Musical Instruments
The Sea
� Electricity
Static Electricity
Xerographic Copiers
Flashlights
� Magnetism and Electrodynamics
Household Magnets
Electric Power Distribution
Hybrid Automobiles
� Electronics
Power Adapters
Audio Players
� Electromagnetic Waves
Radio
Microwave Ovens
� Light
Sunlight
Discharge Lamps
Lasers and LEDs
� Optics
Cameras
Optical Recording and Communication
� Modern Physics
Nuclear Weapons
Nuclear Reactors [NEW]
Medical Imaging and Radiation
Appendices
Vectors
Units, Conversion of Units
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