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Physics for rock stars : making the laws of the universe work for you

Author: Christine McKinley, (Mechanical engineer)
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Group, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Anyone who's ever wondered why nature abhors a vacuum, what causes magnetic attraction, or how to jump off a moving train or do a perfect stage dive will find answers and a few laughs, too. No equations, numbers, or tricky concepts--just [a] ... romp through the basics of physics and the beauty of the organized universe"--Amazon.com.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine McKinley, (Mechanical engineer)
ISBN: 9780399165863 039916586X
OCLC Number: 894128898
Notes: "A Perigee book."
Includes index.
Description: xvi, 248 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Test your hypothesis: the scientific method --
Make space: nature abhors a vacuum --
Keep it real: the necessity of numbers --
Don't spin: conservation of energy --
Know your type: the chemistry of attraction and bonding --
Don't answer the door in your underwear: the ideal gas law --
Know you are not alone: the equality of gravity --
Clearly state the problem: force and the free body diagram --
Use a crowbar or two: mechanical advantage --
Love your rough spots: friction --
Check our direction: motion and momentum --
Let the universe make the rules --
Prepare to float : buoyancy --
Let it flow: fluids --
Control your chaos: second law of thermodynamics --
Know when it;s time to take cover: waves --
Watch a boiling pot, or don't: phase changes --
Use your power wisely: electricity and magnetism --
Cultivate mystery: the elusive electron --
Respect other points of view: relativity --
Enjoy the miles to go: the four fundamental forces.
Responsibility: Christine McKinley.

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"Anyone who's ever wondered why nature abhors a vacuum, what causes magnetic attraction, or how to jump off a moving train or do a perfect stage dive will find answers and a few laughs, too. No equations, numbers, or tricky concepts--just [a] ... romp through the basics of physics and the beauty of the organized universe"--Amazon.com.

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