9780470223994

How Things Work: The Physics of Everyday Life, 4th Edition

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470223994

  • ISBN10:

    0470223995

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2009
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Summary

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

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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