ERIC Number: ED071892
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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Project Physics Reader 3, The Triumph of Mechanics.
Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Harvard Project Physics.
As a supplement to Project Physics Unit 3, a collection of articles is presented in this reader for student browsing. Four excerpts are given under the following headings: On the kinetic theory of gases, Maxwell's Demon, Introduction to Waves, and Scientific Cranks. Five articles are included in terms of energy, barometers, randomness, fiddle family, and seven fallacies in science. The ten remaining book passages are related to silence production, steam engines, molecular theory of gases, disorder phenomena, statistical laws, arrow of time, James Clerk Maxwell's discoveries, wave concept, wave motion in acoustics, and musical instruments and scales. Illustrations for explanation purposes are also provided. The work of Harvard Project Physics has been financially supported by: the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Ford Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the United States Office of Education, and Harvard University. (CC)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Harvard Project Physics.