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How Things Work: The Physics of Everyday Life, 4th Editionby Louis A. Bloomfield (The University of Virginia)
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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 they're 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.
Table of Contents
|û The Laws of Motion, Part I|
|û The Laws of Motion, Part II|
|û Mechanical Objects, Part I|
|Ball Sports: Bouncing|
|Carousels and Roller Coasters|
|û Mechanical Objects Part II|
|Rockets and Space Travel|
|û Fluids and Motion|
|Ball Sports: Air|
|û Heat and Phase Transitions|
|Water, Steam, and Ice|
|Clothing, Insulation, and Climate|
|û Resonance and Mechanical Waves|
|û Magnetism and Electrodynamics|
|Electric Power Distribution|
|û Electromagnetic Waves|
|Lasers and LEDs|
|Optical Recording and Communication|
|û Modern Physics|
|Nuclear Reactors [NEW]|
|Medical Imaging and Radiation|
|Units, Conversion of Units|
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