The Flying Circus of Physics

The Flying Circus of Physics Witness astounding feats of physics Hurry Hurry Come one come all Meet a man who can pull two railroad passenger cars with his teeth and a real life human cannon ball Come face to face with a dead ra

  • Title: The Flying Circus of Physics
  • Author: Jearl Walker
  • ISBN: 9780471762737
  • Page: 247
  • Format: Paperback
  • Witness astounding feats of physics Hurry Hurry Come one, come all Meet a man who can pull two railroad passenger cars with his teeth and a real life human cannon ball Come face to face with a dead rattlesnake that still bites And unlock the secrets to the magician s bodiless head Welcome to Jearl Walker s Flying Circus of Physics, 2nd Edition, where death defying stWitness astounding feats of physics Hurry Hurry Come one, come all Meet a man who can pull two railroad passenger cars with his teeth and a real life human cannon ball Come face to face with a dead rattlesnake that still bites And unlock the secrets to the magician s bodiless head Welcome to Jearl Walker s Flying Circus of Physics, 2nd Edition, where death defying stunts, high flying acrobatics, strange curiosities, and mind bending illusions are all part of everyday life You don t need a ticket you only need to look to the world around you to uncover these fascinating feats of physics Completely updated and expanded, this Second Edition of Jearl Walker s best selling book features than 700 thoroughly intriguing questions about relevant, fun, and completely real physical phenomena Detailed explanations and references to outside sources guide your way through the problems You ll discover answers to such questions as Can you start a fire with ice Why does the sky turn green just before a tornado Why do wintergreen LifeSavers glow in the dark when you bite them If you are falling in an elevator, should you try to jump up at the last second or lay flat against the floor How do electric eels produce their electric field Why is wet sand darker than dry sand What causes an oasis mirage Why do stars twinkle Could you drive a car on a ceiling

    One thought on “The Flying Circus of Physics”

    1. Great mind bender, and humbling too when one finds out how little one really knows about the world of physical things.

    2. Simply a must-have for anyone with an interest in teaching an demonstrating physics or science in general. I need not to say any more.

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