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The joy of physics, Arthur W. Wiggins ; cartoons by Sidney Harris

Label
The joy of physics
Title
The joy of physics
Statement of responsibility
Arthur W. Wiggins ; cartoons by Sidney Harris
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
530
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC24.5
LC item number
.W55 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The joy of physics, Arthur W. Wiggins ; cartoons by Sidney Harris
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 355-364) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the scientific method -- A word about calculators -- Apparatus needed for all experiments -- Experiment 1 : Identified flying objects -- Experiment 2 : Updated cannonballs -- ch. 1. How things move : position, velocity, and acceleration -- Experiment 3 : Weight 'til the sun shines, Nellie -- ch. 2. Why things move : forces and their effects -- Experiment 4 : Dropsy -- ch. 3. Sources of forces : the biggies in nature -- Experiment 5 : Horizontal globalization -- ch. 4. Round and round it goes, and where it stops : circular motion -- Experiment 6 : Outgoing = incoming -- ch. 5. The ultimate four-letter word : work -- Experiment 7 : Follow the bouncing ball -- ch. 6. Oops! collisions : impulse and linear momentum -- Experiment 8 : You say you want a revolution? -- ch. 7. Spinning wheels, got to go round -- Experiment 9 : Mo' yo-yo -- ch. 8. Force with a twist : torque -- Experiment 10 : Teeter-totter -- ch. 9. The strange case of the body that doesn't move : static equilibrium -- Experiment 11 : Stretchy spring -- ch. 10. Getting bent out of shape : elasticity -- Experiment 12 : Gaze intently at the swinging yo-yo -- Experiment 13 : Incredibly repetitive -- ch. 11. Back and forth, back and forth : simple harmonic motion and waves -- Experiment 14 : Magic spring tricks -- ch. 12. Hey, listen, what's that sound? -- Experiment 15 : Dive, dive -- ch. 13. Gooey and gassy : fluids at their finest -- Experiment 16 : Soda bottle crush -- ch. 14. Even perfection has its flaws : the ideal gas -- Experiment 17 : Kitchen physics -- ch. 15. Some like it hot : thermodynamics -- Experiment 18 : Static cling -- ch. 16. Charge it : electricity at rest -- Experiment 19 : Meter reader -- ch. 17. Who let the charges out? : electric current -- Experiment 20 : Resistance is futile -- ch. 18. Silent struggles in the wires : resistance -- Experiment 21 : Do-it-yourself magnet -- ch. 19. Approach/avoidance : magnetism -- Experiment 22 : Battery-less voltage -- ch. 20. We are family : electricity from magnetism -- Experiment 23 : All shook up -- ch. 21. Big-time electricity : AC -- Experiment 24 : LEDs lead the way -- ch. 22. The light dawns : electromagnetic waves -- Experiment 25 : Bent light -- Experiment 26 : Polar opposites -- ch. 23. Mirror, mirror on the wall : reflection and refraction of light -- Experiment 27 : Spreading the beam -- Experiment 28 : Compact rainbow -- ch. 24. Light's strangest tricks : diffraction and interference -- ch. 25. Einstein's prodigious efforts : special and general relativity -- Experiment 29 : LASER, not phasor -- ch. 26. : Matter's innards : atoms and quantum mechanics -- Experiment 30 : Half-life is better than no life -- ch. 27. Atoms' innards : nuclear physics -- ch. 28. Down to the nitty-gritty : the standard model of the universe's smallest constituents -- ch. 29. But wait, there's even more : the universe's biggest constituents -- Afterword
Control code
ocn154711420
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
390 pages
Isbn
9781591022312
Lccn
2007034554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o154711420
  • (Sirsi) 202878
  • (OCoLC)154711420
Label
The joy of physics, Arthur W. Wiggins ; cartoons by Sidney Harris
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 355-364) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the scientific method -- A word about calculators -- Apparatus needed for all experiments -- Experiment 1 : Identified flying objects -- Experiment 2 : Updated cannonballs -- ch. 1. How things move : position, velocity, and acceleration -- Experiment 3 : Weight 'til the sun shines, Nellie -- ch. 2. Why things move : forces and their effects -- Experiment 4 : Dropsy -- ch. 3. Sources of forces : the biggies in nature -- Experiment 5 : Horizontal globalization -- ch. 4. Round and round it goes, and where it stops : circular motion -- Experiment 6 : Outgoing = incoming -- ch. 5. The ultimate four-letter word : work -- Experiment 7 : Follow the bouncing ball -- ch. 6. Oops! collisions : impulse and linear momentum -- Experiment 8 : You say you want a revolution? -- ch. 7. Spinning wheels, got to go round -- Experiment 9 : Mo' yo-yo -- ch. 8. Force with a twist : torque -- Experiment 10 : Teeter-totter -- ch. 9. The strange case of the body that doesn't move : static equilibrium -- Experiment 11 : Stretchy spring -- ch. 10. Getting bent out of shape : elasticity -- Experiment 12 : Gaze intently at the swinging yo-yo -- Experiment 13 : Incredibly repetitive -- ch. 11. Back and forth, back and forth : simple harmonic motion and waves -- Experiment 14 : Magic spring tricks -- ch. 12. Hey, listen, what's that sound? -- Experiment 15 : Dive, dive -- ch. 13. Gooey and gassy : fluids at their finest -- Experiment 16 : Soda bottle crush -- ch. 14. Even perfection has its flaws : the ideal gas -- Experiment 17 : Kitchen physics -- ch. 15. Some like it hot : thermodynamics -- Experiment 18 : Static cling -- ch. 16. Charge it : electricity at rest -- Experiment 19 : Meter reader -- ch. 17. Who let the charges out? : electric current -- Experiment 20 : Resistance is futile -- ch. 18. Silent struggles in the wires : resistance -- Experiment 21 : Do-it-yourself magnet -- ch. 19. Approach/avoidance : magnetism -- Experiment 22 : Battery-less voltage -- ch. 20. We are family : electricity from magnetism -- Experiment 23 : All shook up -- ch. 21. Big-time electricity : AC -- Experiment 24 : LEDs lead the way -- ch. 22. The light dawns : electromagnetic waves -- Experiment 25 : Bent light -- Experiment 26 : Polar opposites -- ch. 23. Mirror, mirror on the wall : reflection and refraction of light -- Experiment 27 : Spreading the beam -- Experiment 28 : Compact rainbow -- ch. 24. Light's strangest tricks : diffraction and interference -- ch. 25. Einstein's prodigious efforts : special and general relativity -- Experiment 29 : LASER, not phasor -- ch. 26. : Matter's innards : atoms and quantum mechanics -- Experiment 30 : Half-life is better than no life -- ch. 27. Atoms' innards : nuclear physics -- ch. 28. Down to the nitty-gritty : the standard model of the universe's smallest constituents -- ch. 29. But wait, there's even more : the universe's biggest constituents -- Afterword
Control code
ocn154711420
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
390 pages
Isbn
9781591022312
Lccn
2007034554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o154711420
  • (Sirsi) 202878
  • (OCoLC)154711420

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