A presentation of physics as an exciting human endeavour that permeates every aspect of modern living suitable for A- and AS-level physics courses and for A-level modular science courses. It provides 26 passages of exposition, each with some 20 questions giving practice in applying basic physics.
Up-to-date information from modern engineering practice as well as fascinating insights into the lives of famous scientists supplement a readable account of the social, economic and technological aspects of physics.
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The acceleration due to gravity; weightlessness; plastic bullets; ICBMs; some sporting controversies; the effects of nuclear war; Galileo at Arcatri; the end of the world; Newton's mistake and Einstein's blunder; space shuttle; earth satellites; moon rocket; gullibility; credulity; the risks from radiation; isolation transformer; Mitsubishi Lancer; firewalking; Fokker friendship; helicopters; lightning strikes; washing up; waves at the seaside; nuclear winter.
Physics in the Real World by Keith Lockett
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Cambridge University Press
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