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In praise of simple physics : the science and mathematics behind everyday questions

Author: Paul J Nahin
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey Princeton University Press 2017.
Series: Princeton puzzlers series
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback printingView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Einführung
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Named Person: Physik
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul J Nahin
ISBN: 9780691166933 0691166935 9780691178523 0691178526
OCLC Number: 1013457636
Notes: Originally published: 2016.
Hier auch später erschienene, unveränderte Nachdrucke.
Includes index.
Description: xxiii, 241 Seiten : Illustrationen.
Contents: Foreword by T. M. Helliwell ix Preface with Challenge Problems xi 1 How's Your Math? 1 2 The Traffic-Light Dilemma 20 3 Energy from Moving Air 25 4 Dragsters and Space Station Physics 32 5 Merry-Go-Round Physics and the Tides 42 6 Energy from Moving Water 51 7 Vectors and Bad Hair Days 63 8 An Illuminating Problem 67 9 How to Measure Depth with a Stopwatch 74 10 Doing the Preface Problems 79 11 The Physics of Stacking Books 92 12 Communication Satellite Physics 103 13 Walking a Ladder Upright 110 14 Why Is the Sky Dark at Night? 115 15 How Some Things Float (or Don't) 126 16 A Reciprocating Problem 141 17 How to Catch a Baseball (or Not) 146 18 Tossing Balls and Shooting Bullets Uphill 153 19 Rapid Travel in a Great Circle Transit Tube 163 20 Hurtling Your Body through Space 177 21 The Path of a Punt 194 22 Easy Ways to Measure Gravity in Your Garage 200 23 Epilogue Newton's Gravity Calculation Mistake 218 Postscript 227 Acknowledgments
Series Title: Princeton puzzlers series
Responsibility: Paul J. Nahin.

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