Электронная книга: Franklin Potter «Mad about Physics. Braintwisters, Paradoxes, and Curiosities»

Mad about Physics. Braintwisters, Paradoxes, and Curiosities

Why is there eight times more ice in Antarctica than in the Arctic? Why can you warm your hands by blowing gently, and cool your hands by blowing hard? Why would a pitcher scuff a baseball?Which weighs more-a pound of feathers or a pound of iron? Let science experts Christopher Jargodzki and Franklin Potter guide you through the curiosities of physics and you'll find the answers to these and hundreds of other quirky conundrums. You'll discover why sounds carry well over water (especially in the summer), how a mouse can be levitated in a magnetic field, why backspin is so important when shooting a basketball, and whether women are indeed as strong as men. With nearly 400 questions and answers on everything from race cars to jumping fleas to vanishing elephants, Mad about Physics presents a comprehensive collection of braintwisters and paradoxes that will challenge and entertain even the brainiest of science lovers. Whether you're a physicist by trade or just want to give your brain a power workout, this collection of intriguing and unusual physics challenges will send you on a highly entertaining ride that reveals the relevance of physics in our everyday lives.

Издательство: "John Wiley&Sons Limited (USD)"

ISBN: 9780471436980

электронная книга

Купить за 1403.58 руб и скачать на Litres

См. также в других словарях:

  • Christopher Jargocki — (born Krzysztof Piotr Jargocki, April 29, 1944 in Warsaw, Poland), also known by the pen name Christopher Jargodzki, is a Polish born American physicist, author, and translator who is a professor at the University of Central Missouri, as well as… …   Wikipedia


Поделиться ссылкой на выделенное

Прямая ссылка:
Нажмите правой клавишей мыши и выберите «Копировать ссылку»