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Publisher Comments:

Eschewing the usual mathematical explanations for physics phenomena, this approachable reference explains complicated scientific concepts in plain English that everyone can understand. Tackling the big issues such as gravity, magnetism, sound, and what really happens in the Large Hadron Collider, this engaging look at physics also spells out why cats always land on their feet, why people appear to have red eyes in photographs, and the real danger of looking at an eclipse.

For everyone who ever wondered how a light bulb works or how squirrels avoid electrocution on the power lines, this handbook supplies answers on the physics of everyday life and examines the developments in the exploration of subatomic particles. In addition to the question-and-answer section, an addendum of facts about physicists explains what the Nobel prize is and who has won it, and tells the story of the scientist who was incarcerated for agreeing with Copernicus.

Answers more than eight hundred questions about physics, ranging from everyday life applications to the latest explorations in the field.

Book News Annotation:

In a question-and-answer format, Zitzewitz (emeritus physics and science education, U. of Michigan-Dearborn) explains fundamentals about physics to general readers. Among the sections are motion and its causes, thermal physics, sound, electricity, what the world is made of, and unanswered questions. He has revised the first edition, which was written by P. Erik Gundersen. He has kept the structure and style, and some of the questions and answers, but has altered others and added new ones. Distributed in the US by Independent Publishers Group. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Answers more than eight hundred questions about physics, ranging from everyday life applications to the latest explorations in the field.

About the Author

Paul W. Zitzewitz, PhD, taught physics at the University of Michigan–Dearborn for more than 35 years and has been honored as a Fellow of the American Physical Society for his work in physics education. He is the author of the high school physics textbook Physics: Principles and Problems. He lives in Northville, Michigan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781578593057
Author:
Zitzewitz, Paul W.
Publisher:
Visible Ink Press
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Physics-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
The Handy Answer Book Series
Publication Date:
20110231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.25 in

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