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Author Baker, F. Todd, 1942-
Title From Newton to Einstein : ask the physicist about mechanics and relativity / F. Todd Baker.
Imprint San Rafael [California] : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, [2014]
Bristol [England] : IOP Publishing

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 OHIOLINK INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS    ONLINE  
View online
Series IOP concise physics, 2053-2571
IOP concise physics.
Subject Mechanics -- Study and teaching.
Relativity (Physics) -- Study and teaching.
Alt Name Institute of Physics (Great Britain),
Add Title Ask the physicist about mechanics and relativity
LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 OHIOLINK INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS    ONLINE  
View online
Series IOP concise physics, 2053-2571
IOP concise physics.
Subject Mechanics -- Study and teaching.
Relativity (Physics) -- Study and teaching.
Alt Name Institute of Physics (Great Britain),
Add Title Ask the physicist about mechanics and relativity
Description 1 online resource (1 volume (various pagings)) : illustrations (some color).
Note "Version: 20141201"--Title page verso.
Title from PDF title page (viewed on February 3, 2015).
Contents Preface -- Author biography -- Acknowledgements -- Newtonian mechanics -- Special relativity -- General relativity -- Wacky questions : sci-fi, super heroes, computer games, fantastic weapons, etc. -- Epilogue -- Appendices -- A. Energy -- B. Approximations in Kepler's laws -- C. Rotational physics -- D. Centripetal acceleration -- E. Friction -- F. The constants of electricity and magnetism -- G. Galilean and Lorentz transformations.
Summary Since 2006 the author has run a web site, www.AskThePhysicist.com, where he answers questions about physics. The site is not intended for answering highly technical questions; rather the purpose is to answer, with as little mathematics and formalism as possible, questions from intelligent and curious laypersons. This book is about classical mechanics. Usually 'classical' calls to mind Newtonian mechanics and that is indeed where modern physics started. The bulk of the book is devoted to sections which will contain mainly categorized groups of Q & As from the web site, sort of a Best of Ask the Physicist.
Note English.
ISBN 9781627054973 (ebook)
1627054979 (ebook)
9781627056892 (mobi)
1627056890 (mobi)
9781627054966 (print)
1627054960 (print)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1088/978-1-6270-5497-3
OCLC # 902994451
Additional Format Print version: 9781627054966