Mad About Physics : Braintwisters, Paradoxes and Curiosities

Author(s): Jargodzki, Christopher


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 hands by blowing hard? Why would a pitcher scuff a baseball?


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CHRISTOPHER P. JARGODZKI, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Physics at Central Missouri State University and the author of two previous books of science braintwisters. He was born in Warsaw, Poland, and received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in theoretical physics from the University of California. FRANKLIN POTTER, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Physics at the University of California at Irvine and conducts research in elementary particle physics and cosmology. He received his B.S. degree from Cal Tech and Ph.D. in physics from Texas Tech University.

Temperature Risin'; Color My World; Splish! Splash!; Fly like an Eagle; Good Vibrations; Opposites Attract; Bodies in Motion; Stairway to Heaven; Life in the Fast Lane; Born to Run; Third Stone from the Sun; Across the Universe; Answers; Index.

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  • : 9780471569619
  • : John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • : John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • : 0.51
  • : November 2000
  • : 241mm X 190mm X 18mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jargodzki, Christopher
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 320
  • : illustrations, cartoons