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How Things Work: The Physics of Everyday Life

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This introduction to physics for non-science students conveys an understanding and appreciation for the concepts of physics by finding them within specific objects of everyday experience.
Paperback, 536 pages
Published January 4th 2001 by Wiley (first published 1996)
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Suaad Alsaggaf
Oct 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


الجميل في كتاب كيف تعمل الأشياء أنه يثير تساؤلات سبق
وأن مرّ بعضها بذهني في مرحلة ما، الأجمل أنه يجيب عليها!

أولاً: الكتاب كمحتوى
يشمل الكتاب 16 فصل، كل فصل تحت فرع من فروع الفيزياء يعرض المعلومات بشكل تطبيقي على استخدامين أو أكثر من الحياة اليومية بصورة مفصلة ومدعمة بالرسومات والصور.
أكثر ما أعجبني جزئية (أسئلة للتفكير) الموجودة بداية كل فصل
والتي تستثير تفكيري وتشوقني لقراءة محتواه
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Nihad ALhamed
Dec 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
شيق جدا وممتع
Heather
Dec 01, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I hated physics in high school, but I have found I enjoy learning about physics when it is in the context of practical things, things I actually use and experience in everyday life. Science is not my strong point and I had a hard time understanding a lot of what he said, but I still felt like it helped me to understand physics and the things around me a little bit better.
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Thomas Underhill
Sep 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Louis Bloomfield deserves more credit for the incredible work he does in helping others learn
Nathan Newcomer
The writing style was alright and the examples were fine, but my main beef comes from the explaining of the various formulas in play, rather the lack thereof. The book would essentially show a complex formula and then never explain it. I have a decent understanding of mathematical principles, but this book made the formulas incredibly hard to work out.

To put this into perspective, for the majority of the chapters, I would read the homework and attempt to solve the problems using the formulas and
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Adel Garmat
Jan 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
good
Jonathan
Jul 24, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Simple, interesting, and accurate. Everything it needs to be.
Ranish Bera
Jun 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome read for the curious mind
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