How things work : the physics of everyday life
- Bloomfield, Louis.
- 2nd ed.
- New York : Wiley, c2001.
- Physical description
- xxiv, 512 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
- The Laws of Motion, Part I-- The Laws of Motion, Part II-- Mechanical Objects-- Fluids-- Fluids and Motion-- Heat and Thermodynamics-- Resonance and Mechanical Waves-- Electric and Magnetic Forces-- Electrodynamics-- Electronics-- Electromagnetic Waves-- Light-- Optics-- Modern Physics-- Phase Transitions-- Material Science-- Chemical Physics-- Appendices-- Glossary-- Answers to Selected Problems-- Photo Credits-- Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Written primarily for a one-term, undergraduate level course, this book attempts to convey an understanding and appreciation for the concepts and principles of Physics by finding them within specific objects of everyday experience. It's primary market are liberal arts students who are seeking a connection between science and the world they live in; among its many secondary markets are the growing number of institutions offering courses with scientific real-world context. These courses may also be offered to students from the Sciences, Engineering, Architecture, and other technical fields.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Louis A. Bloomfield.
- Includes index.
- 0471381519 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
- 9780471381518 (pbk. : acid-free paper)