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The Resource How to fall slower than gravity : and other everyday (and not so everyday) uses of mathematics and physical reasoning, Paul J. Nahin

How to fall slower than gravity : and other everyday (and not so everyday) uses of mathematics and physical reasoning, Paul J. Nahin

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How to fall slower than gravity : and other everyday (and not so everyday) uses of mathematics and physical reasoning
Title
How to fall slower than gravity
Title remainder
and other everyday (and not so everyday) uses of mathematics and physical reasoning
Statement of responsibility
Paul J. Nahin
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Paul Nahin is a master at explaining odd phenomena through straightforward mathematics. In this collection of twenty-six intriguing problems, he explores how mathematical physicists think. Always entertaining, the problems range from ancient catapult conundrums to the puzzling physics of a very peculiar kind of glass called NASTYGLASS -- and from dodging trucks to why raindrops fall slower than the rate of gravity. The questions raised may seem impossible to answer at first and may require an unexpected twist in reasoning, but sometimes their solutions are surprisingly simple. Nahin’s goal, however, is always to guide readers -- who will need only to have studied advanced high school math and physics -- in expanding their mathematical thinking to make sense of the curiosities of the physical world. The problems are in the first part of the book and the solutions are in the second, so that readers may challenge themselves to solve the questions on their own before looking at the explanations. The problems show how mathematics -- including algebra, trigonometry, geometry, and calculus -- can be united with physical laws to solve both real and theoretical problems. Historical anecdotes woven throughout the book bring alive the circumstances and people involved in some amazing discoveries and achievements. More than a puzzle book, this work will immerse you in the delights of scientific history while honing your math skills."
Cataloging source
YDX
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Nahin, Paul J
Dewey number
510
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • QA43
  • QA43
LC item number
  • .N24 2018
  • .N34 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematics
  • Reasoning
  • Mathematics
  • Reasoning
Label
How to fall slower than gravity : and other everyday (and not so everyday) uses of mathematics and physical reasoning, Paul J. Nahin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1032356533
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxiii, 279 pages
Isbn
9780691176918
Lccn
2018936898
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
How to fall slower than gravity : and other everyday (and not so everyday) uses of mathematics and physical reasoning, Paul J. Nahin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1032356533
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxiii, 279 pages
Isbn
9780691176918
Lccn
2018936898
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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