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The Handy Physics Answer Book

The Handy Physics Answer Book

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  • Author
    Paul W Zitzewitz
  • Publisher
    Visible Ink Press
  • Publication date
    01 February 2011

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Book Description

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 Detail

  • Book Title

    The Handy Physics Answer Book

  • Author

    Paul W Zitzewitz

  • Date Published

    01 February 2011

  • Publisher

    Visible Ink Press

  • Pages

    384 pages

  • ISBN

    9781578593576

Book Reviews

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    DANG THIS BOOK IS GOOD. Full review coming, just need to collect my thoughts. I LOVED this - absolutely worth adding to your summer TBR!!.

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