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How Things Work By Louis Bloomfield

How Things Work
by Louis Bloomfield

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This work teaches physics in the context of everyday objects. Each of the 51 sections discusses objects that students can relate to - violins, bicycles, frisbees, air conditioners - and gradually introduces the physics behind those objects.
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How Things Work: The Physics of Everyday Life by Louis Bloomfield

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.

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Table of Contents


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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GOR003013156
How Things Work: The Physics of Everyday Life by Louis Bloomfield
Louis Bloomfield
Used - Good
Paperback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
2001-01-17
536
0471381519
9780471381518
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.