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The Isaac Newton School of Driving by For some people, driving is an art; for others, it's a science. At the Isaac Newton School of Driving, though, every car is a laboratory on wheels and every drive an exciting journey into the world of physics. As explained by renowned science writer and physics professor Barry Parker--whose father was a car mechanic and garage owner--almost every aspect of driving involves physics. A car's performance and handling relies on fundamental concepts such as force, momentum, and energy. Its ignition system depends on the principles of electricity and magnetism. Braking relies on friction--yet another basic scientific concept--and if the brakes fail, the resulting damage, too, can be predicted using physics. Parker's first lesson describes the basic physics of driving: speed and acceleration; why you get thrown forward while braking or outward while turning; and why car advertisements boast about horsepower and torque. He goes on to discuss the thermodynamics of engines, and how they can be more fuel efficient; and what friction and traction are and how they keep a car's tires on the road, whether it's dry, wet, or icy. He also describes how simple laws of physics enable scientists to design aerodynamic cars and high-tech steering systems. Parker then explores the high-performance physics of auto racing, outlines how traffic accidents are reconstructed by police, uses chaos theory to explain why traffic jams happen, and describes what cars of the future might look like. Whether you drive a Pacer or a Porsche, The Isaac Newton School of Driving offers better--and better-informed--driving through physics.
Call Number: 531 PAR
Publication Date: 2003
Newton's Laws of Motion by Isaac Newtons laws of motion describe inertia; the relationship between force, mass, and acceleration; and action/reaction.
Call Number: 531.11 KAR
Publication Date: 2007
What Are Newton's Laws of Motion? by This exciting book examines how Sir Isaac Newton developed three basic laws that govern the way in which objects move. Readers will learn how Newton expanded on the work of other great scientists, including Galileo and Copernicus, to make his important discovery. The book also explains how Newton's laws have influenced modern science and technology in areas such as sports and transportation.
Call Number: 531.11 OLE
Publication Date: 2010
The Laws of Motion by Written as a supplement to physics textbooks, this book uses diagrams and straightforward text to explain such fundamental points of physics as Newton's laws of motion, mechanics, and free-body diagrams. Easy-to-understand and broken into simple concepts, the laws of motion are clearly presented. The book offers helpful illustrations and clear examples to enhance students' understanding of a key concept in physics. Sidebars, extensive captions,reading suggestions, and a glossary help make this just the tool needed for reluctant readers.
Call Number: 531.11 BUR
Publication Date: 2005
A Timeline of Guns, Missiles, and Rockets by In ancient times, warriors threw spears or fired arrows from bows. Today soldiers shoot bullets from machine guns that fire up to 3,000 times a minute. Follow the steps in the process that led from spears and cannonballs to armor-piercing rockets and missiles that can strike targets on the other side of the world.
Call Number: 623.4 COO
Publication Date: 2017
Space! - Knowledge Encyclopedia Computer generated illustrations reveal the wonders of the universe, from the big bang and black holes to space travel. Journey deep into the explosive core of a red supergiant. Discover the incredible planets and moons that make up our Solar System. Look inside spacecraft, spacesuits, and space stations to see how they work.
Call Number: 520 KNO
Publication Date: 2015
The Fantastic Cutaway Book of Spacecraft by These striking large-format books feature multi-layered cross-sections and detailed illustrations that reveal hidden technology.
Call Number: 629.47 HAW
Publication Date: 1995
How to Make a Spaceship by The historic race that reawakened the promise of manned spaceflight A Finalist for the Wilson Literary Science Writing Award ; Alone in a Spartan black cockpit, test pilot Mike Melvill rocketed toward space. He had eighty seconds to exceed the speed of sound and begin the climb to a target no civilian pilot had ever reached. He might not make it back alive. If he did, he would make history as the world's first commercial astronaut. The spectacle defied reason, the result of a competition dreamed up by entrepreneur Peter Diamandis, whose vision for a new race to space required small teams to do what only the world's largest governments had done before. Peter Diamandis was the son of hardworking immigrants who wanted their science prodigy to make the family proud and become a doctor. But from the age of eight, when he watched Apollo 11 land on the Moon, his singular goal was to get to space.
Call Number: 629.45 GUT
Publication Date: 2016
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