How things work : the physics of everyday life
- Louis A. Bloomfield.
- 4th ed.
- Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, c2010.
- Physical description
- xviii, 614 p. : ill. (some col.) 26 cm.
Engineering Library (Terman)
|QC21.2 .B59 2010||Unknown|
|QC21.2 .B59 2010||Unknown|
- Bloomfield, Louis.
- Chapter 1 - The Laws of Motion, Part I 1.1 Skating 1.2 Falling Balls 1.3 Ramps Chapter 2 - The Laws of Motion, Part II 2.1 Wind Turbines 2.2 Wheels 2.3 Bumper Cars Chapter 3 - Mechanical Objects, Part I 3.1 Spring Scales 3.2 Ball Sports: Bouncing 3.3 Carousels and Roller Coasters Chapter 4 - Mechanical Objects Part II 4.1 Bicycles 4.2 Rockets and Space Travel Chapter 5 - Fluids 5.1 Balloons 5.2 Water Distribution Chapter 6 - Fluids and Motion 6.1 Garden Watering 6.2 Ball Sports: Air 6.3 Airplanes Chapter 7 - Heat and Phase Transitions 7.1 Woodstoves 7.2 Water, Steam, and Ice 7.3 Clothing, Insulation, and Climate Chapter 8 - Thermodynamics 8.1 Air Conditioners 8.2 Automobiles Chapter 9 - Resonance and Mechanical Waves 9.1 Clocks 9.2 Musical Instruments 9.3 The Sea Chapter 10 - Electricity 10.1 Static Electricity 10.2 Xerographic Copiers 10.3 Flashlights Chapter 11 - Magnetism and Electrodynamics 11.1 Household Magnets 11.2 Electric Power Distribution 11.3 Hybrid Automobiles Chapter 12 - Electronics 12.1 Power Adapters 12.2 Audio Players Chapter 13 - Electromagnetic Waves 13.1 Radio 13.2 Microwave Ovens Chapter 14 - Light 14.1 Sunlight 14.2 Discharge Lamps 14.3 Lasers and LEDs Chapter 15 - Optics 15.1 Cameras 15.2 Optical Recording and Communication Chapter 16 - Modern Physics 16.1 Nuclear Weapons 16.2 Nuclear Reactors [NEW] 16.3 Medical Imaging and Radiation Appendices A. Vectors B. Units, Conversion of Units.
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- Publisher's 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.
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