Thinking Physics, Third Edition

Thinking Physics, Third Edition

Understandable Practical Reality

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Published by Insight Press in San Francisco .

About the Book

Lewis Carroll Epstein explains deep ideas in physics in an easy-to-understand way. Thinking Physics is 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 Physics is a rigorously correct, lighthearted, and cleverly designed Q and A book for physicists of all ages.

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