Описание: Ever wonder why steam rises from a bowl of hot soup or why a greenhouse retains heat? And have you ever puzzled over the real meaning of "once in a blue moon" or why sand is darker when it's wet than when it's dry? And just why, exactly, do bubbles appear in a glass of beer when you add salt to it? These and many other baffling questions are answered in this engaging book by a physics professor at Pennsylvania State University. Ranging from playful to serious, Professor Bohren's lively and entertaining discussions employ a liberal mixture of humor and anecdote to debunk a host of scientific myths and render science lessons thoroughly understandable. Chapters include "On a Clear Day You Can't See Forever," "A Murder in Ceylon." "The Green Flash," "Physics on a Manure Heap," " Indoor Rainbows," and "Multiple Scattering at the Breakfast Table." "The book rings with a unifying tone: the science of the everyday physical world is fun. And so is the book," writes Jearl Walker, a member of the Physics Department at Cleveland State University. Beginning physics and general readers will be fascinated by the scientific knowledge gained from this work; and science teachers will find it a treasure trove of ideas for simple, vivid classroom demonstrations.
Описание: "Informative and engagingly idiosyncratic . . . brings the subject down to earth with offbeat, everyday examples and easy-to-follow experiments. . . . Both professionals and laymen can learn from this book." -- The New York Times Book Review "A brilliant collection of intriguing examples of the physics of everyday phenomena, with the examples presented as puzzles." -- Discover "A delightful book." -- Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society This is the sequel to Craig Bohren's popular Clouds in a Glass of Beer (also available from Dover), the book that made the fascinating world of atmospheric physics accessible to readers without a scientific background. Like its predecessor, this volume abounds in lively writing, fun-filled and easy-to-perform experiments, and numerous photographs and illustrations that offer illuminating and memorable ways to learn about an intriguing branch of science.
Автор: Mandell, Muriel Название: Physics Experiments for Children ISBN: 0486220338 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486220338 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 914 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
From Galileo's famous experiments in accelerated motion to Einstein's revolutionary theory of relativity, the experiments recorded here trace the evolution of modern physics from its beginnings to the mid-twentieth century. Brought together for the first time in one volume are important source readings on 25 epochal discoveries that changed man's understanding of the physical world. The accounts, written by the physicists who made them, include: Isaac Newton: The Laws of Motion Henry Cavendish: The Law of Gravitation Augustin Fresnel: The Diffraction of Light Hans Christian Oersted: Elecromagnetism Heinrich Hertz: Electromagnetic James Chadwick: The Neutron Niels Bohr: The Hydrogen Atom, and 17 more. Morris H. Shamos, Professor Emeritus of Physics at New York University, has selected and edited the first published accounts of these important experiments and has also added numerous marginal notes that amplify and clarify the original documents. Moreover, the first 19 experiments can be readily re-created by students in a first-year physics course, making the book ideal for classroom and laboratory work as well as individual reference and study. Finally, Dr. Shamos has provided revealing biographical sketches of the scientists and illuminating references to the political and cultural milieu in which the discoveries are made. The result is a superbly readable presentation accessible to lay readers of the crucial theoretical and empirical breakthroughs that altered the course of modern science."
Автор: Graf, Rudolf F. Название: Safe and Simple Electrical Experiments ISBN: 0486229505 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486229508 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 1374 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: Join Elmo, Super Grover 2.0, and the rest of the gang to learn about science Kids will be captivated by the playful illustrations and wealth of information as their favorite characters lead them through numbered steps of simple at-home experiments, including making a tabletop volcano and an indoor rainstorm. Plus, there are "Murray's Science Words on the Street" sidebars, journal pages, mazes, and more.