How to fall slower than gravity : and other everyday (and not so everyday) uses of mathematics and physical reasoning
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How to fall slower than gravity : and other everyday (and not so everyday) uses of mathematics and physical reasoning
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 How to fall slower than gravity : and other everyday (and not so everyday) uses of mathematics and physical reasoning
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 and other everyday (and not so everyday) uses of mathematics and physical reasoning
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 Paul J. Nahin
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 eng
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 "Paul Nahin is a master at explaining odd phenomena through straightforward mathematics. In this collection of twentysix 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."
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 YDX
 Dewey number
 510
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 illustrations
 Index
 index present
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 QA43
 QA43
 LC item number

 .N24 2018
 .N34 2018
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 non fiction
 Nature of contents
 bibliography
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