Why Balloons Rise and Apples Fall
The Laws That Make the World Work
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Jeff Stewart has always been fascinated by physics. Despite starting an engineering course, he graduated from Cambridge with a degree in philosophy after he realized that none of the philosophy of science and logic papers had any tricky maths. He works mainly as a journalist and graphic/web designer.
We all know the world works in mysterious ways! But have you ever itched to know why? Why don't heavier things fall faster? Why do we have more energy when we're sitting upstairs? Is time travel really possible? And what happened to Schrodinger's poor cat? Why Balloons Rise and Apples Fall is an accessible look at the fascinating, awe-inspiring and sometimes downright weird world of physics. It covers all the basics we learnt at school from: what is physics; motion and forces; work and energy; matter and heat; and, electricity and magnetism. It even covers the more thought-provoking and complex questions of relativity, quantum physics and astrophysics, as well as all the exciting philosophical questions that arise out of these subjects.
; August 2011
192 pages; ISBN 9781843178095Read online
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Title: Why Balloons Rise and Apples Fall
Author: Jeff Stewart