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

In praise of simple physics: the science and mathematics behind everyday questions
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Dewey Class 530 (DDC 23)
Title In praise of simple physics : the science and mathematics behind everyday questions (M) / Paul J. Nahin
Author Nahin, Paul J.
Publication Princeton : Princeton Univers. Press , 2017
Physical Details 272 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Princeton puzzlers
ISBN 9780691178523
Summary Note Physics can explain many of the things that we commonly encounter. It can tell us why the night is dark, what causes the tides, and even how best to catch a baseball. With "In Praise of Simple Physics", Paul Nahin presents a plethora of situations that explore the science and maths behind the wonders of everyday life. Roaming through a diverse range of puzzles, he illustrates how physics shows us ways to wring more energy from renewable sources, to measure the gravity in our car garages, to figure out which of three light switches in the basement controls the light bulb in the attic, and much, much more. How fast can you travel from London to Paris? How do scientists calculate the energy of an atomic bomb explosion? How do you kick a football so it stays in the air and goes a long way downfield?:
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