The Handy Physics Answer Book

The Handy Physics Answer Book

Book - 2011
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Eschewing the usual mathematical explanations for physics phenomena, this approachable reference explains complicated scientific concepts in plain English that everyone can understand. Tackling the big issues such as gravity, magnetism, sound, and what really happens in the Large Hadron Collider, this engaging look at physics also spells out why cats always land on their feet, why people appear to have red eyes in photographs, and the real danger of looking at an eclipse.

For everyone who ever wondered how a light bulb works or how squirrels avoid electrocution on the power lines, this handbook supplies answers on the physics of everyday life and examines the developments in the exploration of subatomic particles. In addition to the question-and-answer section, an addendum of facts about physicists explains what the Nobel prize is and who has won it, and tells the story of the scientist who was incarcerated for agreeing with Copernicus.

Answers more than eight hundred questions about physics, ranging from everyday life applications to the latest explorations in the field.
Publisher: Detroit : Visible Ink Press, c2011
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9781578593057
Branch Call Number: 530 ZITZEWITZ
Characteristics: ix, 373 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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Jul 15, 2017

A great overview of fundementals of physics.

Jun 22, 2016

This book goes through some of the physics questions you may have had in life. Why is the sky blue? What is the second law of thermodynamics? What are Newton's three laws? What is an atomic clock? What are black holes? What is time dilation? And much more questions and answers are in the book.


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