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Intense Light and Water
Arvi Kruusing
0080444989
Nov 2005
Hardcover
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Handy Physics Answer Book
P. Erik Gundersen
0760746508
July 2003
Hardcover
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Light Science
Thomas D. Rossing
0387988270
Sept 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
Visual arts depend on light to communicate, and an understanding of the physical properties of light and color should enhance the communication for both the artist and the viewer.This book is intended for students in the visual arts and for others with an interest in art, but with no prior knowledge of physics. It presents the science of light - that is, the science behind what and how we see. The approach emphasizes phenomena rather than mathematical theories and the joy of discovery rather than the drudgery of derivations - the opposite of "heavy science".The text includes numerous problems, questions for discussion, and suggestions for simple experiments. It considers such questions as- why is the sky blue?- what is the nature of light?- how do mirrors and prisms affect the color of light?- how do compact disks...


Hidden Treasures: Hidden Picture Puzzles
Liz Ball
0967815908
February 2001
Paperback
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Properties of Light
Rebecca Goldstein
0395986591
Aug 2000
Hardcover
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Book Review
For smarty-pants only. Rebecca Goldstein, who made her debut with The Mind-Body Problem, has written a romance about three physicists. The narrator, a young hotshot named Justin Childs, falls in love, first and foremost, with a little-known formula put together by Samuel Mallach back in the 1930s. Justin, a newly appointed professor, discovers that Mallach teaches at his university: "He was a burned-out star, they said (when they bothered to speak of him at all), although when he was little older than the twenty-three that Justin then was, Albert Einstein had confided in several colleagues that he regarded Samuel Mallach as his heir apparent." In the meantime, though, the old man and his work have fallen from favor, and he has retreated into quiet insanity: "Mallach's work, having been declared impossible, had passed...


The Holographic Universe
Michael Talbot
0060922583
January 1991
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Author Talbot writes that ". . . there is evidence to suggest that our world and everything in it. . . are also only ghostly images, projections from a level of reality so beyond our own it is literally beyond both space and time." Hence, the title of his book. Beginning with the work of physicist David Bohm and neurophysiologist Karl Pribram, both of whom independently arrived at holographic theories or models of the universe, Talbot explains in clear terms the theory and physics of holography and its application, both in science and in explanation of the paranormal and psychic. His theory of reality accommodates this latest thinking in physics as well as many unresolved mind-body questions. This well-written and fascinating study is recommended for science collections.- Hilary D. Burton, Lawrence Livermore...


Faster Than Light
Nick Herbert
0452263174
Nov 1989
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Even though most physicists believe that the speed of light is as fast as anyone or anything can go, Einstein's theory of special relativity does not rule out faster-than-light (FTL) travel. On the contrary, it seems to indicate that certain superluminal or FTL effects would permit us to re-experience the past: time travel would become a reality, not science fiction. Through this crack in the cosmic egg steps Herbert, a Stanford physicist and author of Quantum Reality , who summarizes clearly current speculation and theory about faster-than-light travel. Along with space warps, black holes and tachyons (hypothetical FTL particles), he looks at the so-called "quantum connection"an alleged force said to instantaneously link any two subatomic particles long after they have bumped into each other. Free of the...


Janice VanCleave's Physics for Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments in Motion, Heat, Light, Machines, and Sound
Janice Pratt Vancleave
0471525057
April 1991
Paperback
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Book Description
How do magnets work? What makes a curve ball curve? What keeps an airplane in the air? How can a pulley make you five times stronger? Now you can learn the answers to these and other questions about basic physics through 101 fun, safe, low-cost experiments and activities that can be performed at home or in the classroom. In Physics for Every Kid, you’ll learn about gravity from funnels that seem to defy nature by rolling up hill. Using a balloon as a power source, you’ll make a fluorescent light bulb glow and learn how electrons are used to produce light. And you’ll levitate a Ping-Pong ball to understand aerodynamics. Each of the 101 experiments is broken down into its purpose, a list of materials, step-by-step instructions, expected results, and an easy to understand explanation. Every activity has...


Physics Demystified: A Self-Teaching Guide
Stan Gibilisco
0071382011
August 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A ROCKET SCIENTIST TO UNDERSTAND PHYSICS Now anyone with an interest in the physical sciences can master physics -- without formal training or drowning in a sea of complicated formulas and equations. In Physics Demystified best-selling author Stan Gibilisco offers a fun, effective, and totally painless way to learn the fundamentals and general concepts of physics. With Physics Demystified you master the subject one simple step at a time - at your own speed. Unlike most books on physics, general principles are presented first - and the details follow. In order to make the learning process as clear and simple as possible, heavy-duty math, formulas, and equations are kept to a minimum. This unique self-teaching guide offers questions at the end of each chapter and section to pinpoint...


Realtime Physics, Module 4
David Sokoloff
0471487732
Mar 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
RealTime Physics is a series of introductory laboratory modules that use computer data acquisition tools (miscrocomputer-based lab or MBL tools) to help students develop important physics concepts while acquiring vital laboratory skills. Besides data acquisition, computers are used for basic mathematical modeling, data analysis, and more simulations.

RealTime Physics: Offers experiments in mechanics, thermodynamics, electric circuits, and optics.



Physics for Dummies
Thomas Sheahen
0764554336
December 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Filled with cool physics facts and real-world examples

The fun and easy way to get up to speed on the basic concepts of physics

Does thermodynamics leave you cold? Are you vexed by vectors? Does electromagnetism seem like just a lot of static? Relax! This friendly guide puts the fun back into physics fundamentals. Author Steven Holzner walks you through all the topics typically covered in Physics 101 - and throws in some wild physics facts about relativity, time travel, quantum theory, and more.

Discover how to Work with physics notation and math Measure force and energy Investigate heat, pressure, and sound Examine electricity, magnetism, and light Explore black holes, planetary rotation, and more

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Janice VanCleave's Physics for Every Kid
Janice Pratt VanCleave
0471542849
Apr 1991
Hardcover
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Book Description
This is a physics experiment book designed for children in grades 4 to 6. Young children will be able to complete the experiments with adult supervision. Older children can easily follow the step-by-step instructions with little or no assistance. Contains 101 fully tested experiments, in each case complete with a discussion of the experiment's purpose, a list of materials, illustrated instructions, a clue to expected results and a scientific explanation in understandable terms. Most of the materials required are available around the house and all experiments are safe. Designed to make the learning of physics a rewarding and fun experience and to encourage kids to seek more knowledge about science.

Card catalog description
Presents 101 experiments relating to physics using...


Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Professionals
Lorrie L. Kelley
0815186657
January 1997
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
This one-of-a-kind book is unique in its side-by-side presentation of actual, high-quality diagnostic CT and MR scans and detailed line drawings of anatomy. Its concise and clearly written text is closely correlated to more than 800 images and line drawings, providing a comprehensive yet easy-to-understand sectional anatomy resource. The practitioners to relate and apply what they learn to the clinical setting.

Book Info
Boise State Univ., ID. Text illustrating the anatomy essential to optimal patient care. Features more than 600 high-quality MR and CT images of the most commonly imaged anatomy. Study guide available. DNLM: Anatomy.


Dynamic Light Scattering
Bruce J. Berne
0486411559
Aug 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
This comprehensive introduction to the principles underlying laser light scattering focuses on the time dependence of fluctuations in fluid systems. It also serves as an introduction to the theory of time correlation functions, with chapters on projection operator techniques in statistical mechanics. Wide-ranging discussions of numerous applications make this volume of interest to research chemists, physicists, biologists, medical and fluid mechanics researchers, engineers, and grad students. Over 60 text figures. 1976 edition.


Pocket Atlas of Normal CT Anatomy
W. Richard Webb
0781736633
February 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
...helps you to understand normal ct anatomy at a glance... important coronal and sagittal plane reconstructions are included

Book Info
Univ. of California, San Francisco. Pocket atlas is a guide to interpreting computed tomography body images. Shows readers how to recognize normal anatomic structures on CT scans, and distinguish these structures from artifacts. Includes sharp images, orienting thumbnails, and keys. Previous edition: c1985. Softcover. DNLM: Tomography, X-Ray Computed--Atlases.


Introduction to Light
Gary Waldman
048642118X
June 2002
(Paperback) - Expanded Ed.
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Book Description
Designed as a text for a one-semester, nonmathematical optics course at the undergraduate level, this profusely illustrated text was written with art majors in mind, but is also suitable for students of fashion, theater, photography, and the liberal arts. The book is divided into four parts: Part I discusses the nature of light, including early ideas of light (a newly revised chapter for this edition), and classical and modern theories. Part II concerns the manipulation of light, including such topics as geometrical optics, polarization, lasers, and holography; Part 3 treats vision, including the eye and seeing; while Part IV concerns color: light and color in nature and color science. Three appendices deal with lens and mirror equations, Snell's law, and scientific notation. Questions at the end of each chapter help...


CT and MRI Pathology: A Pocket Atlas
Michael L. Grey
007138040X
January 2003
Textbook Paperback
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Review
Doody's : "Since most pocket books are atlases of normal anatomy, it's nice to see a pocketbook that covers common pathology in a concise manner. Everything from acoustic neuromas to pneumothoraces to rotator cuff tears are covered and are more common in an imaging facility than normal anatomy. This book provides insight into the disease along with useful images depicting the pathology."

Book Description
This pocket atlas includes unmatched state-of-the-art CT and MRI images of 110 common pathologies organized by body system and type of pathology. The easy-reference format provides a concise overview of pathology, etiology, epidemiology, signs and symptoms, imaging characteristics, treatment, and prognosis. Features a separate pediatric section and detailed index guides. ...


More Heat Than Light
Philip J. Mirowski
0521426898
Nov 1991
Paperback
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Review
"Intellectual stars of his magnitude (as opposed to scientific stars) don't come along very often....in More Heat Than Light...he states a challenge that is going to haunt economists for years....Mirowski and his ideas are about to move out of the history of economics into the wider stream." David Warsh, The Boston Globe

"...a major contribution to twentieth century literature in economic thought. It is destined to become a classic and must be read and reread." Southern Economic Journal

"...an excellent and enthralling volume, written with great erudition and wit." Review of Political Economy

"No previous writer has made such a sustained and determined effort to explore the undeniably important conceptual links between economics and physics; and this alone is a landmark contribution of importance to all economists,...



Optical Illusions Coloring Book
Koichi Sato
0486283305
December 1994
Coloring Book
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Book Description
This book invites colorists to bring imaginative and inventive coloring to a selection of dazzlingly deceptive designs. 30 illus.

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