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The physics behind... : discover the physics of everyday life / Russ Swan.
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ISBN:
9780228100898
Publication Information:
Richmond Hill, Ontario : Firefly Books, 2018.

©2018
Physical Description:
191 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Abstract:
"This book explores the physics behind everyday life such as technology, environment, entertainment, and leisure and lifestyle."-- Provided by publisher.
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Summary

Summary

Uncovering the extraordinary science behind everyday life.

From the Cloud to static, waterproof clothing and drones, there's a whole world of fascinating science underlying the objects, actions and interactions of ordinary life. The Physics Behind... explains what makes the modern world go 'round by looking at everyday technology, objects in the home, nature and the engineering and science behind things you use every day.

Everyday Tech - The Faraday cage; Calculators; Predictive text; Solar panels; Drone delivery Leisure and Lifestyle - CGI; Baked Alaska; Perspective in art; 3-D films; Waterproof clothing; Microwave popcorn; Self-service checkouts Your Home - Static shocks; Wifi technology; Foam; Ring pulls; Refrigeration The Natural World - A fly's eye; Flight patterns of birds; Weather forecasting; Pond skaters; Rainbows Travel - Airbags; Driverless cars; Take-off and landing; Air traffic control Computing - Fingerprint recognition; Google Maps; The Cloud; CT scans; Touch-screen technology; QR codes; Augmented reality; Step counters on smart phones Everything Else - Springs; Night vision; The Doppler effect; Photocopiers; 3-D printing; The perfect igloo; This book. Packed with detailed original artwork and infographics, The Physics Behind... is perfect for anyone who has ever been curious about the science of life.


Author Notes

Russ Swan is a freelance journalist and editor, specializing in writing about science, engineering and technology.