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Mad about Physics: Braintwisters, Paradoxes, and Curiosities

Mad about Physics: Braintwisters, Paradoxes, and Curiosities

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Why is there eight times more ice in Antarctica than in the Arctic?Why can you warm your hands by blowing gently, and cool your handsby blowing hard? Why would a pitcher scuff a baseball?Which weighsmore-a pound of feathers or a pound of iron? Let science expertsChristopher Jargodzki and Franklin Potter guide you through thecuriosities of physics and you'll find the answers to these andhundreds of other quirky conundrums. You'll discover why soundscarry well over water (especially in the summer), how a mouse canbe levitated in a magnetic field, why backspin is so important whenshooting a basketball, and whether women are indeed as strong asmen.

With nearly 400 questions and answers on everything from race carsto jumping fleas to vanishing elephants, Mad about Physics presentsa comprehensive collection of braintwisters and paradoxes that willchallenge and entertain even the brainiest of science lovers.Whether you're a physicist by trade or just want to give your braina power workout, this collection of intriguing and unusual physicschallenges will send you on a highly entertaining ride that revealsthe relevance of physics in our everyday lives.
Why is there eight times more ice in Antarctica than in the Arctic?Why can you warm your hands by blowing gently, and cool your handsby blowing hard? Why would a pitcher scuff a baseball?Which weighsmore-a pound of feathers or a pound of iron? Let science expertsChristopher Jargodzki and Franklin Potter guide you through thecuriosities of physics and you'll find the answers to these andhundreds of other quirky conundrums. You'll discover why soundscarry well over water (especially in the summer), how a mouse canbe levitated in a magnetic field, why backspin is so important whenshooting a basketball, and whether women are indeed as strong asmen.

With nearly 400 questions and answers on everything from race carsto jumping fleas to vanishing elephants, Mad about Physics presentsa comprehensive collection of braintwisters and paradoxes that willchallenge and entertain even the brainiest of science lovers.Whether you're a physicist by trade or just want to give your braina power workout, this collection of intriguing and unusual physicschallenges will send you on a highly entertaining ride that revealsthe relevance of physics in our everyday lives.

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Publish date: Feb 28, 2002
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