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Author Grimvall, Göran.
Title Brainteaser physics : challenging physics puzzlers / Göran Grimvall.
Imprint Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.

Subject Physics -- Miscellanea.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 162 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-155) and index.
Contents Preface -- -- 1. Ten hits -- Dinghy in pool -- Ice in water -- Accident in aqueduct -- Floating candle -- Running in the rain -- Reaching out -- Resistor cube -- One, two, three, infinity -- Lost energy -- Simple timetable -- 2. No math required -- Moving backward? -- Heating water -- Bright lamps? -- Low pressure -- Site for harbor -- More gas? -- High tension -- Ocean surface -- Mariotte's bottle -- 3. Are you sure? -- Bicycle on a rope -- Boats in a lock -- Humming transformer -- What is the charge? -- Two wooden blocks -- Shot in a pot -- Filling a barrel -- Tube with sand -- Sauna energy -- Slapstick -- 4. Forces and currents -- Separated boxes -- Dropped books -- The egg of Columbus -- Helium or hydrogen in the balloon? -- Lightbulb found in a drugstore? -- Bright or dark? -- Yin and Yang -- Rise and fall of a ball -- Elevator accident -- 5. Not exact but still relevant -- What is your volume? -- On the move -- Shot put and pole vault -- Record stadium -- Grains of sand -- Cooling coffee -- Time for contact -- Socrates' blood -- 6. Challenges for your creativity -- Iron bars -- Faulty balance -- Greek geometry -- The sugar box -- The catenary -- False impressions -- Testing the hammer -- Which way? -- Three switches -- Pulse beats -- Fake energy statistics -- Coda -- Further reading -- Index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781435692138 (electronic bk.)
1435692136 (electronic bk.)
9780801885112 (acid-free paper)
0801885116 (acid-free paper)
9780801885129 (pbk. ; acid-free paper)
0801885124 (pbk. ; acid-free paper)
9780801891700
0801891701
OCLC # 310117089
Additional Format Print version: Grimvall, Göran. Brainteaser physics. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007 9780801885112 0801885116 (DLC) 2006025675 (OCoLC)70877910