The Physics of Everyday Life
Introduces to basic physics concepts. This book explores concepts as they're needed and then revisits them later on when they reappear in other objects. It uses examples of air conditioners and automobiles to explore thermodynamics. It is suitable for engineers, and architects.
Chapter 1 - The Laws of Motion, Part I1.1 Skating1.2 Falling Balls1.3 RampsChapter 2 - The Laws of Motion, Part II2.1 Wind Turbines2.2 Wheels2.3 Bumper CarsChapter 3 - Mechanical Objects, Part I3.1 Spring Scales3.2 Ball Sports: Bouncing3.3 Carousels and Roller CoastersChapter 4 - Mechanical Objects Part II4.1 Bicycles4.2 Rockets and Space TravelChapter 5 - Fluids5.1 Balloons5.2 Water DistributionChapter 6 - Fluids and Motion6.1 Garden Watering6.2 Ball Sports: Air6.3 AirplanesChapter 7 - Heat and Phase Transitions7.1 Woodstoves7.2 Water, Steam, and Ice7.3 Clothing, Insulation, and ClimateChapter 8 - Thermodynamics8.1 Air Conditioners8.2 AutomobilesChapter 9 - Resonance and Mechanical Waves9.1 Clocks9.2 Musical Instruments9.3 The SeaChapter 10 - Electricity10.1 Static Electricity10.2 Xerographic Copiers10.3 FlashlightsChapter 11 - Magnetism and Electrodynamics11.1 Household Magnets11.2 Electric Power Distribution11.3 Hybrid AutomobilesChapter 12 - Electronics12.1 Power Adapters12.2 Audio PlayersChapter 13 - Electromagnetic Waves13.1 Radio13.2 Microwave OvensChapter 14 - Light14.1 Sunlight14.2 Discharge Lamps14.3 Lasers and LEDsChapter 15 - Optics15.1 Cameras15.2 Optical Recording and CommunicationChapter 16 - Modern Physics16.1 Nuclear Weapons16.2 Nuclear Reactors [NEW]16.3 Medical Imaging and RadiationAppendicesA. VectorsB. Units, Conversion of Units