How Things Work: The Physics of Everyday Life, 6th Edition

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Wiley Global Education, Jan 11, 2016 - Science - 512 pages

How Things Work provides an accessible introduction to physics for the non-science student. Like the previous editions it employs everyday objects, with which students are familiar, in case studies to explain the most essential physics concepts of day-to-day life. Lou Bloomfield takes seemingly highly complex devices and strips away the complexity to show how at their heart are simple physics ideas. Once these concepts are understood, they can be used to understand the behavior of many devices encountered in everyday life. The sixth edition uses the power of WileyPLUS Learning Space with Orion to give students the opportunity to actively practice the physics concepts presented in this edition.

 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 THE LAWS OF MOTION PART 1
1
CHAPTER 2 THE LAWS OF MOTION PART 2
33
CHAPTER 3 MECHANICAL OBJECTS PART 1
72
CHAPTER 4 MECHANICAL OBJECTS PART 2
96
CHAPTER 5 FLUIDS
119
CHAPTER 6 FLUIDS AND MOTION
142
CHAPTER 7 HEAT AND PHASE TRANSITIONS
173
CHAPTER 8 THERMODYNAMICS
208
CHAPTER 11 MAGNETISM AND ELECTRODYNAMICS
302
CHAPTER 12 ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES
332
CHAPTER 13 LIGHT
353
CHAPTER 14 OPTICS AND ELECTRONICS
392
CHAPTER 15 MODERN PHYSICS
425
APPENDICES
460
Glossary
465
Index
481

CHAPTER 9 RESONANCE AND MECHANICAL WAVES
230
CHAPTER 10 ELECTRICITY
266
EULA
494
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