How Things Work
Presents How Things Work, a Web site provided by Louis A. Bloomfield, a professor of physics at the University of Virginia, located in Charlottesville. Notes that users are encouraged to ask questions about how objects and things work, which are then answered by Professor Bloomfield. Provides a topical index of previously asked questions and answers, including questions about the laws of motion, simple mechanical objects, electric and magnetic forces, electrodynamics, fluids, electronics, light, and other questions. Contains a site search engine. Offers access to information about Bloomfield's textbook, "How Things Work: The Physics of Everyday Life" (ISBN 0-471-59473-3), published in 1997 by John Wiley and Sons.
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