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Thinking Physics: Understandable Practical Reality

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Lewis Carroll Epstein explains deep ideas in physics in an easy-to-understand way. Thinking Physics is a perfect beginners guide to an amazingly wide range of physics-related questions. The book targets topics that science teachers and students spend time wondering about, like wing lift. Epstein elucidates the familiar but misunderstood — such as how tides work — along with more obscure but fascinating phenomena like the “Bernoulli sub” and the “artificial aurora” created by hydrogen bombs. Broken into many short sections and peppered with Epsteins own playful hand-drawn illustrations, the book does not simply give the right answer: It also goes into the answers that seem right but are wrong and shows why they are wrong — a rarity in science books. Thinking Physics is a rigorously correct, lighthearted, and cleverly designed Q and A book for physicists of all ages.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780935218084
Author:
Epstein, Lewis Carroll
Publisher:
Insight Press, Inc.
Location:
San Francisco, CA
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
SCIENCE / Physics
Subject:
Physics-General
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Third Edition
Series Volume:
[v. 4]
Publication Date:
20020931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW illustrations, Maps, Charts, Table
Pages:
582
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 25 oz

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