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Why Toast Lands Jelly-Side Down
Author: Robert Ehrlich

ISBN: 9780691028873
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 14 February 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.1
Description:


Physics has the reputation of being difficult to understand and remote from everyday life. Robert Ehrlich, however, has spent much of his career disproving these stereotypes. In the long-awaited sequel to "Turning the World Inside Out and 175 Other Simple Physics Demonstrations," he provides a new collection of physics demonstrations and experiments that prove that physics can, in fact, be "made simple." Intentionally using "low tech" and inexpensive materials from everyday life, "Why Toast Lands Jelly-Side Down" makes key principles of physics surprisingly easy to understand.

After laying out the basic principles of what constitutes a successful demonstration, Ehrlich provides more than 100 examples. Some of the more intriguing include: Terminal Velocity of Falling Coffee Filters; Spinning a Penny; Dropping Two Rolls of Toilet Paper; Avalanches in a Sand Pile; When to Add the Cream to Your Coffee; Deep Knee Bends on a Bathroom Scale; Recoil Force on a Bent Straw; Swinging Your Arms While Walking; Estimating the Net Force on a Moving Book; and, of course, Why Toast Lands Jelly-Side Down.

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