Thinking physics is Gedanken physics

Author: Lewis C. Epstein
Publisher: Insight Press (San Francisco, CA)
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En række spørgsmål med svar indenfor bl.a. el-lære, magnetisme, bevægelse, varme, væsker, lys, tyngdekraft, energi, svingninger og atomfysik. Bogen forudsætter viden om fysik.

Thinking Physics is Gedanken Physics

Author: Lewis C. Epstein
Publisher: Insight Press, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780935218084
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"In this book, as in real life, the hook comes first. When the explanation follows, it goes to the central point fast. There is an easy way to explain anything -- it's just hard to find it. That is Epstein's Law, and this book demonstrates it" --Cover, p. 4.

Thinking Like a Physicist

Author: Norman Thompson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780852745137
Format: PDF
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This unique collection of problems and solutions, selected from examination and tutorial questions used in the University of Bristol, is the first book of its kind to address the art of problem solving in a truly constructive manner. The reader is encouraged to apply basic physical principles, judicious assumptions and approximations, and simplified models of complex situations, and to consider the limitations of the resulting solutions-in short, to 'think like a physicist'. The problems are taken from all branches of the subject, but many deal with topics that are essentially elementary, and should therefore be within the competence of undergraduates at all stages.

Discovering Mathematics

Author: A. Gardiner
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486452999
Format: PDF
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The term "mathematics" usually suggests an array of familiar problems with solutions derived from well-known techniques. Discovering Mathematics: The Art of Investigation takes a different approach, exploring how new ideas and chance observations can be pursued, and focusing on how the process invariably leads to interesting questions that would never have otherwise arisen. With puzzles involving coins, postage stamps, and other commonplace items, students are challenged to account for the simple explanations behind perplexing mathematical phenomena. Elementary methods and solutions allow readers to concentrate on the way in which the material is explored, as well as on strategies for answers that aren't immediately obvious. The problems don't require the kind of sophistication that would put them out of reach of ordinary students, but they're sufficiently complex to capture the essential features of mathematical discovery. Complete solutions appear at the end.

Thinking in Physics

Author: Vincent Coletta
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 9780133938890
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A fundamental approach to teaching scientific reasoning skills In Thinking in Physics, Vincent Coletta creates a new curriculum that helps instructors reach students who have the greatest difficulty learning physics. The book presents evidence that students' reasoning ability is strongly related to their learning and describes ways for students to improve their reasoning to achieve a better understanding of basic physics principles.

Drawing Physics

Author: Don S. Lemons
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262338750
Format: PDF, Docs
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Humans have been trying to understand the physical universe since antiquity. Aristotle had one vision (the realm of the celestial spheres is perfect), and Einstein another (all motion is relativistic). More often than not, these different understandings begin with a simple drawing, a pre-mathematical picture of reality. Such drawings are a humble but effective tool of the physicist's craft, part of the tradition of thinking, teaching, and learning passed down through the centuries. This book uses drawings to help explain fifty-one key ideas of physics accessibly and engagingly. Don Lemons, a professor of physics and author of several physics books, pairs short, elegantly written essays with simple drawings that together convey important concepts from the history of physical science.Lemons proceeds chronologically, beginning with Thales' discovery of triangulation, the Pythagorean monocord, and Archimedes' explanation of balance. He continues through Leonardo's description of "earthshine" (the ghostly glow between the horns of a crescent moon), Kepler's laws of planetary motion, and Newton's cradle (suspended steel balls demonstrating by their collisions that for every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction). Reaching the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Lemons explains the photoelectric effect, the hydrogen atom, general relativity, the global greenhouse effect, Higgs boson, and more. The essays place the science of the drawings in historical context -- describing, for example, Galileo's conflict with the Roman Catholic Church over his teaching that the sun is the center of the universe, the link between the discovery of electrical phenomena and the romanticism of William Wordsworth, and the shadow cast by the Great War over Einstein's discovery of relativity. Readers of Drawing Physics with little background in mathematics or physics will say, "Now I see, and now I understand."

The Flying Circus of Physics

Author: Jearl Walker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9788126517824
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This new version now contains answers to all the over 600 stimulating questions. Walker covers the entirety of naked-eye physics by exploring problems of the everyday world. He focuses on the flight of Frisbees, sounds of thunder, rainbows, sand dunes, soap bubbles, etc., and uses such familiar objects as rubber bands, eggs, tea pots, and Coke bottles. Many references to outside sources guide the way through the problems. Now the inclusion of answers provides immediate feedback, making this an extraordinary approach in applying all of physics to problems of the real world.· Hiding Under the Covers, Listening for the Monsters· The Walrus Speaks of Classical Mechanics· Heat Fantasies and Other Cheap Thrills of the Night· The Madness of Stirring Tea· She Comes in Colors Everywhere· The Electrician's Evil and the Ring's Magic· The Walrus Has His Last Say and Leaves Us Assorted Goodies

Reality Is Not What It Seems

Author: Carlo Rovelli
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735213933
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"What are the elementary ingredients of the world? Do time and space exist? And what exactly is reality? In elegant and accessible prose, theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli leads us on a wondrous journey from Democritus to Einstein, from Michael Faraday to gravitational waves, and from classical physics to his own work in quantum gravity. As he shows us how the idea of reality has evolved over time, Rovelli offers deeper explanations of the theories he introduced so concisely in Seven Brief Lessons on Physics"--page 4 of cover.

Advanced Problems in Mathematics

Author: Stephen Siklos
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
ISBN: 1783741449
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This book is intended to help students prepare for entrance examinations in mathematics and scientific subjects, including STEP (Sixth Term Examination Papers). STEP examinations are used by Cambridge colleges as the basis for conditional offers in mathematics and sometimes in other mathematics-related subjects. They are also used by Warwick University, and many other mathematics departments recommend that their applicants practice on past papers to become accustomed to university-style mathematics. Advanced Problems in Mathematics is recommended as preparation for any undergraduate mathematics course, even for students who do not plan to take the Sixth Term Examination Paper. The questions analysed in this book are all based on recent STEP questions selected to address the syllabus for Papers I and II, which is the A-level core (i.e. C1 to C4) with a few additions. Each question is followed by a comment and a full solution. The comments direct the reader’s attention to key points and put the question in its true mathematical context. The solutions point students to the methodology required to address advanced mathematical problems critically and independently. This book is a must read for any student wishing to apply to scientific subjects at university level and for anybody interested in advanced mathematics.