Thinking Physics: Is Gedanken Physics

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Insight Press, 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 582 pages
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Lewis Carroll Epstein explains deep ideas in physics in an easy-to-understand way.Thinking Physicsis a perfect beginner’s guide to an amazingly wide range of physics-related questions. The book targets topics that science teachers and students spend time wondering about, like wing lift. Epstein elucidates the familiar but misunderstood — such as how tides work — along with more obscure but fascinating phenomena like the “Bernoulli sub” and the “artificial aurora” created by hydrogen bombs. Broken into many short sections and peppered with Epstein’s own playful hand-drawn illustrations, the book does not simply give the right answer: It also goes into the answers that seem right but are wrong and shows why they are wrong — a rarity in science books.Thinking Physicsis a rigorously correct, lighthearted, and cleverly designed Q and A book for physicists of all ages.

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Review: Thinking Physics: Understandable Practical Reality

User Review  - Dane Bell - Goodreads

Overall great. This book is just an intuitive overview of various areas of physics, such as momentum, light, and particles, given through virtually math-free multiple-choice questions with thorough ... Read full review

Review: Thinking Physics: Understandable Practical Reality

User Review  - Pvw - Goodreads

Without using mathematical formulas, Epstein and Hewitt explain fundamental concepts of physics. They do so in a question-answer structure and encourage the reader to ponder the problem intensely ... Read full review

About the author (2002)

Epstein is a physics and astronomy professor.

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