The World of Physics. Mysteries, Magic and Myth (Broché)

John Jewett

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The Mysteries, Magic, and Myth of the physics of everyday life are revealed in this engaging new resource for students, physics teachers, general science teachers, and anyone intrigued by the physical world. The book follows the subjects of more traditional physics books, but it reveals the information in a truly enlightening presentation. The books Mysteries pose questions about everyday life and other occurrences that challenge students to explain real phenomena through the concepts of physics : Why is it easier to pull a lawn mower or a hand truck than it is to push it ? What makes the bail eventually fall from the rim of a roulette wheel ? The Magic "tricks" are demonstrations to stimulate student curiosity and critical thinking skills. Home activities for the student are also provided. Examples are "The Non-Falling Keys" (Gravity) ; "Magical Beans" (Fluids) ; and "Being Click-ish" with loudspeaker wires (Magnetic Fields and Forces). The Myths alert students and teachers to common misunderstandings and misconceptions of physics. They are statements that people generally consider to be true, but which are indeed false. They challenge the instructor and students to determine the problem with the given statement, such as "A fluid is a liquid," and, "Water seeks its own level." There are visually appealing illustrations accompanying each "M," brief outlines of the concepts treated in each chapter, some including new strategies for teaching the material, discussions explaining each of the "M's" in conceptual terms, plus a list of about 250 additional resources at the end of the book. This book is one resource that will be opened time and time again for a wealth of new ideas for applying physics to everyday phenomena.
    • Vectors, Measurement and Other Mathematical Preliminaries
    • Translational Kinematics
    • Newton's Laws
    • Friction
    • Equilibrium ; Center of Mass
    • Gravity
    • Energy
    • Momentum
    • Circular Motion
    • Rotational Kinematics
    • Rotational Dynamics
    • Pressure
    • Fluids
    • Temperature
    • Heat
    • Simple Harmonic Motion
    • Waves
    • Sound
    • Electric Fields and Forces
    • Voltage, Current and Resistance
    • Electrical Circuits
    • Magnetic Fields and Forces
    • Electromagnetic Induction
    • AC Circuits
    • Electromagnetic Waves
    • Reflection and Refraction
    • Image Formation
    • Polarization
    • Interference and Diffraction
  • Date de parution : 08/02/2001
  • Editeur : HRW Canada (Editions)
  • ISBN : 0-03-031944-7
  • EAN : 9780030319440
  • Présentation : Broché
  • Nb. de pages : 397 pages
  • Poids : 0.98 Kg
  • Dimensions : 21,5 cm × 28,0 cm × 2,0 cm

Biographie de John Jewett

John W Jewett, Jr, is an award-winning physics educator who has taught physics at all levels. He is currently a Professor in the Physics Department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Throughout his teaching career, Dr Jewett has been active in promoting science education at ail levels, in addition to receiving four National Science Foundation grants, he is director of Science IMPACT (Institute for Modern Pedagogy and Creative Teaching) and helped found and direct the Southern California Area Modern Physics Institute. The American Association of Physics Teachers gave him the Excellence in Undergraduate Physics Teaching Award in 1998. Dr Jewett has recently expanded his role as an author by being a contributing author to the best-selling text, Physics for Scientists and Engineers, fifth edition, by Raymond A Serway and Robert J Beichner. He will be co-author of the upcoming Principles of Physics, third edition. Both texts are published by Saunders College Publishing, a division of Harcourt College Publishers.

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