Force and Motion

Force and Motion

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
Describes different kinds of force and motion, the physics behind them, and how they work at an everyday level, discussing gravity, linear movement, work and energy, elasticity, and fluids.

Facts on File
Some forces, such as the collision that sends a baseball flying away from a bat, are easy to observe; other forces, such as the one that gives a rocket its thrust, are more difficult to perceive. But all objects in motion obey laws, whether the object is a Ferris wheel, a tsunami in the ocean, or a person walking down the street. All objects in motion have energy, and storing up energy and converting it into motion is a common way of getting around. Doing this without using up all the world's energy or polluting the environment is a process in which an understanding of physics is essential.

Force and Motion looks at forces and motions and explores how physics, through simple and general concepts, affects the way people live and how the world around them works. Each chapter in this book focuses on a single aspect of force and motion. But, as readers will learn, each aspect branches out, covering a wide range of phenomena and relating them in ways unimaginable without the science of physics.

& Taylor

Each up-to-date title in this series provides the fundamental principles of one or two of the main branches of physics, and examines how these principles influence objects and events in the world today.

Publisher: New York : Facts on File, c2007
ISBN: 9780816061112
Branch Call Number: 531.6 KIR
Characteristics: xvi, 156 p. : ill. ; 23 cm


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