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How Everything Works: Making Physics Out of the Ordinary

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By using examples and explanations from everyday life, this book translates difficult concepts to a general population, and aims to bring the subject of Physics to life.
Hardcover, 720 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by John Wiley & Sons
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This is the physics textbook I wish I had. I love this book. My only complaint is the lack of color illustrations.

This would be an awesome course supplement to all those standard math-calculus-heavy physics textbooks.

I am learning TONS of information that will impress my 5 year old, also.
This book was some heavy going, but it was worth the effort. It's a physics textbook with much of the math stripped out (a relief for me). Physical principles are presented by illustrating their applications in everyday objects. The writing style is pretty casual, which is another welcome change.

It's rare for me to read a book that I want to re-read after finishing a couple of chapters. This book is so dense with useful knowledge that I know much of it has already leaked out of my ears. Over the

It was a good book with many helpful diagrams. I learned a lot about things I didn't know and even more about things I already knew well.
My only issue with this book is that the author has a tendency to go overboard with explaining even simple concepts. Do we really need to know what happens at the microscopic level when you move a box? Or how many electrons there are in an atom that's in a material that is used in a shoe? There was a lot of over the top explanations for things that didn't rea
I have no intention of actually reading this. :-) Got it as a companion to taking Dr. Bloomfield's really delightful Coursera course: How Things Work I. And know now that I was entirely correct in taking advanced history and advanced English as a senior in high school, instead of physics and calculus. This stuff is hard! But it also reinforces my realization of my learning style which is NOT visual or aural. It is written. The combination is good...but I don't "get it" until I go to the book.

Want to know more about the world you live in every day? This book makes the physics in the ordinary very interesting. Most of the time the descriptions are easy to understand and your worldview will definitely change.
this is the best book for teaching simplified Physics, i would let a 5 year old read this, it is very easy to understand and the content is great!
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