ERIC Number: ED359061
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
How Things Work.
Crane, H. Richard
This book is a collection of 66 "How Things Work" columns from the journal "The Physics Teacher," 1983-1991. All the devices and phenomena are ones that are met in everyday life, involve physics principles, and require explanations that are not immediately obvious. Topics include: touch panels in elevators, liquid crystal displays, metal locators, automatic toasters, traffic signals, copy machines, smoke alarms, halogen lamps, maintenance-free car batteries, air bags, bar codes, hydraulic ram, wind chill factor, doppler radar, and fishing spinners. The text is illustrated with black and white photographs and diagrams. (PR)
Descriptors: Electricity, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy, Force, Higher Education, Light, Magnets, Motion, Physics, Problem Solving, Science Activities, Science and Society, Science Education, Science Materials, Secondary School Science, Spectroscopy
American Association of Physics Teachers, 5112 Berwyn Road, College Park, MD 20740-4100.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Physics Teachers, College Park, MD.