How things work

the physics of everyday life

Author: Louis Bloomfield

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 561

View: 526

This book is an unconventional introduction to physics and science that starts with whole objects and looks inside them to see what makes them work. It's written for students who seek a connection between science and the world in which they live. How Things Work brings science to the reader rather than the reverse. Like the course in which it developed, this book has always been for nonscientists and is written with their interests in mind. Nonetheless, it has attracted students from the sciences, engineering, architecture, and other technical fields who wish to put scientific concepts into context. This book is written in English and organized in a case-study fashion. It conveys an understanding and appreciation for physics by finding physics concepts and principles within the familiar objects of everyday experience. Because its structure is defined by real-life examples, this book necessarily discusses concepts as they're needed and then revisits them later on when they reappear in other objects. Lou Bloomfield is a highly dedicated teacher and one of the most popular professors at University of Virginia, and was the recipient of the 1998 State of Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award. Lou has given talks all over the country on teaching physics through everyday objects. He has extreme attention to detail and knowledge of technical physics. He is very tech savvy and has been able to provide many of the photos and illustrations for the text himself.

How Things Work : The Inside Out of Cellphones, TV, Drones, Race Cars and More! | Machinery & Tools

Author: Tech Tron

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 120

View: 312

You interact with technology on a daily basis. You use a cellphone, you watch your favorite shows on TV, and you probably fly your drone too. But have you ever stopped to wonder how these gadgets work? With this book around, you will find yourself reading about the technology that make these modern inventions work. Grab a copy today.

How Things Work Vehicles -

Motorcycle

Author: Scott MacNeill

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 298

Mechanically minded coloring book features more than 20 cutaway illustrations exposing inner workings of a truck, rocket, snowmobile, submarine, backhoe, and other machines. Brief captions identify individual components and explain their functions.

Career Connections

Great Careers for People Interested in How Things Work

Author: Peter Richardson

Publisher: Uxl

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 799

Profiles people in a variety of careers which deal with nature, discussing their education and work routines, and offers a section where readers look at a sample want ad and choose the appropriate person to fill the position.

First How Things Work Encyclopedia

A First Reference Book for Children

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 136

View: 892

All the most important science topics for kids, from magnets and sound waves to flight and search engines, are simply explained in this fun and informative illustrated STEM book for children studying KS1 and KS2 subjects. First How Things Work Encyclopedia covers everything children aged 5-9 need to know. What makes rockets go? How does electricity work? Why do we sometimes see rainbows in the sky? This book follows the curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2 and provides a strong foundation for science and STEM learning through the rest of the school years. This is the perfect homework help ebook to support children as they begin to learn about the inner workings of the world around them. It introduces exciting areas of science that will get kids hooked on learning about how things work, including levers, light bulbs, engines, and roller-coasters. This book sits in DK's popular First Reference series, which is perfect for kids who want to explore the world around them.

Good Look Inside Your Insides

Author: David Stewart

Publisher: Salariya Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Human anatomy

Page: 32

View: 220

Exploring the human body, this book provides a mixture of torn-paper illustrations and diagrams that bring the subject to life. With simple science projects making an interactive learning experience, it also contains see-through pages, which when held up to the light, reveal the inner workings of the body.

A Look Inside Alzheimer's

Author: Marjorie N. Allen

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 138

View: 143

" A Look Inside Alzheimer's is a captivating read for friends, families and loved ones affected by this mind-robbing disease. Individuals with early-stage Alzheimer's disease will take comfort in the voice of a fellow traveler experiencing similar challenges, frustrations, and triumphs. Family and professional caregivers will be enlightened by this book and gain a better understanding of this unfathomable world and how best to care for someone living in it. Susan and PJ, share their accounts of their own transformation and deterioration with early-onset Alzheimer's Disease and Marjorie shares her perspective as the wife of a person living with Alzheimer's Disease. The book addresses the complexity and emotions surrounding issues such as the loss of independence, unwanted personality shifts, struggle to communicate, and more. The three life-stories intertwined along with boxed quotes from professionals in the field make this book special. "

Goodnight, Nebraska

Author: Tom McNeal

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 940

At the age of 17, Randall Hunsacker shoots his mother's boyfriend, steals a car and comes close to killing himself. His second chance lies in a small Nebraska farm town, where the landmarks include McKibben's Mobil Station, Frmka's Superette, and a sign that says The Wages of Sin is Hell. This is Goodnight, a place so ingrown and provincial that Randall calls it "Sludgeville"-until he starts thinking of it as home. In this pitch-perfect novel, Tom McNeal explores the currents of hope, passion, and cruelty beneath the surface of the American heartland. In Randall, McNeal creates an outcast whose redemption lies in Goodnight, a strange, small, but ultimately embracing community where Randall will inspire fear and adulation, win the love of a beautiful girl and nearly throw it all away.

Coders at Work

Reflections on the Craft of Programming

Author: Peter Seibel

Publisher: Apress

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 632

View: 593

Peter Seibel interviews 15 of the most interesting computer programmers alive today in Coders at Work, offering a companion volume to Apress’s highly acclaimed best-seller Founders at Work by Jessica Livingston. As the words “at work” suggest, Peter Seibel focuses on how his interviewees tackle the day-to-day work of programming, while revealing much more, like how they became great programmers, how they recognize programming talent in others, and what kinds of problems they find most interesting. Hundreds of people have suggested names of programmers to interview on the Coders at Work web site: www.codersatwork.com. The complete list was 284 names. Having digested everyone’s feedback, we selected 15 folks who’ve been kind enough to agree to be interviewed: Frances Allen: Pioneer in optimizing compilers, first woman to win the Turing Award (2006) and first female IBM fellow Joe Armstrong: Inventor of Erlang Joshua Bloch: Author of the Java collections framework, now at Google Bernie Cosell: One of the main software guys behind the original ARPANET IMPs and a master debugger Douglas Crockford: JSON founder, JavaScript architect at Yahoo! L. Peter Deutsch: Author of Ghostscript, implementer of Smalltalk-80 at Xerox PARC and Lisp 1.5 on PDP-1 Brendan Eich: Inventor of JavaScript, CTO of the Mozilla Corporation Brad Fitzpatrick: Writer of LiveJournal, OpenID, memcached, and Perlbal Dan Ingalls: Smalltalk implementor and designer Simon Peyton Jones: Coinventor of Haskell and lead designer of Glasgow Haskell Compiler Donald Knuth: Author of The Art of Computer Programming and creator of TeX Peter Norvig: Director of Research at Google and author of the standard text on AI Guy Steele: Coinventor of Scheme and part of the Common Lisp Gang of Five, currently working on Fortress Ken Thompson: Inventor of UNIX Jamie Zawinski: Author of XEmacs and early Netscape/Mozilla hacker