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The Resource Geek physics : surprising answers to the planet's most interesting questions, Rhett Allain

Geek physics : surprising answers to the planet's most interesting questions, Rhett Allain

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Geek physics : surprising answers to the planet's most interesting questions
Title
Geek physics
Title remainder
surprising answers to the planet's most interesting questions
Statement of responsibility
Rhett Allain
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Rhett Allain writes the popular Dot Physics blog for Wired and in this book he takes a longer, smarter look at his most popular topics, from the purely fun (How much bubble wrap would you need to safely jump off a 6th floor building?) to the completely mind-boggling (Why does a mirror reverse left to light, but not top to bottom?). Allain is a physics professor and he's become very good at finding physics questions buried in the latest movie, video game, viral video or news hook. Each chapter will not only cover interesting subjects like lightsabers and McDonald's drive-thrus, but use those questions to teach readers basic physics concepts. He'll explore questions like: Is Angry Birds using real physics? Does a heavier truck make a better snow plow? What if everyone on earth jumped at the same I time? How many dollar bills would it take to stack them to the moon? Often the way he gets to the answer is more interesting than the answer itself
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OU/DLC
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Allain, Rhett
Dewey number
530
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Physics
  • Physics
  • Physics
  • Physics
  • SCIENCE / General
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Geek physics : surprising answers to the planet's most interesting questions, Rhett Allain
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Actual physics -- Superheroes -- Real stuff -- Star Wars -- Technology -- Sports physics -- Real space -- Crazy estimations -- Science fiction -- Could this be real?
Control code
ocn828488419
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 178 pages
Isbn
9781118360156
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015000285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o828488419
  • (OCoLC)828488419
Label
Geek physics : surprising answers to the planet's most interesting questions, Rhett Allain
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Actual physics -- Superheroes -- Real stuff -- Star Wars -- Technology -- Sports physics -- Real space -- Crazy estimations -- Science fiction -- Could this be real?
Control code
ocn828488419
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 178 pages
Isbn
9781118360156
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015000285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o828488419
  • (OCoLC)828488419

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