How Things Work / H. Richard Crane
- Crane, H. Richard
- Melville, New York : AIP Publishing, 1992.
- Physical Description:
- online resource (121 pages)
- 1983 - 1984 - 1985 - 1986 - 1987 - 1988 - 1989 - 1990 - 1991.
- For many years, Crane's column "How Things Work" appeared in The Physics Teacher. This book represents 70 columns appearing between 1983 and 1991. Unpuzzling the mysteries of everyday life, Crane explains clearly the inner workings of things, all of which are familiar household objects. All the devices and phenomena covered involve physics principles and require explanations that are not immediately obvious. Key highlights: --Topics range from toys to spider webs, from ring interferometers to gasoline pumps --Explanations are simple and understandable at all levels --Entertaining and educational How Things Work is highly readable and will appeal to anyone interested in physics generally. The collection is invaluable for physics teachers as a useful source of inspiration in the course of their teaching. Students will gain considerable understanding from the author's flair for experimental devices.
- 9780917853449 paperback
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