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A Kitchen Course in Electricity and Magnetism by Electricity is all around us: cars, telephones, computers, lights -- the modern world runs entirely on electrons. But what are electrons? How do they behave? How do we control them? This book will show you how to build a battery, detect static electricity and construct a basic current meter, all using common items from your kitchen. Along the way you'll learn about the meaning of "voltage" and "current", what makes an LED work and the difference between AC and DC. The last chapter uses transistors -- the basic building blocks of every computer -- for lots of interesting experiments. With plenty of colorful illustrations, historical stories and an easy, accessible style, "A Kitchen Course in Electricity and Magnetism" will be a great start for budding and amateur scientists who want to learn more about how the world works.
Call Number: QC527 .N544 2015
Electricity and Magnetism by For 50 years, Edward M. Purcell's classic textbook has introduced students to the world of electricity and magnetism. The third edition has been brought up to date and is now in SI units. It features hundreds of new examples, problems, and figures, and contains discussions of real-life applications. The textbook covers all the standard introductory topics, such as electrostatics, magnetism, circuits, electromagnetic waves, and electric and magnetic fields in matter. Taking a nontraditional approach, magnetism is derived as a relativistic effect. Mathematical concepts are introduced in parallel with the physics topics at hand, making the motivations clear. Macroscopic phenomena are derived rigorously from the underlying microscopic physics. With worked examples, hundreds of illustrations, and nearly 600 end-of-chapter problems and exercises, this textbook is ideal for electricity and magnetism courses. Solutions to the exercises are available for instructors at www.cambridge.org/Purcell-Morin.
Call Number: QC522 .P85 2013
Electricity and Magnetism by Although electricity and magnetism seem to be two different things, they are actually deeply connected. Without both of these forces working together, we would not have automobiles, computers, or many of the other devices that we use every day. In Electricity and Magnetism, readers will learn about the different concepts of electricity, magnetism, and electromagnetism, as well as how electric currents and circuits, electric motors, and electric generators have changed our world forever.
Call Number: QC527 .L49 2011
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Green Electricity by This fascinating book explores the pros and cons of the top 25 green electricity technologies, illuminating how each technology works and detailing the key hurdles each emerging energy strategy has to overcome before it becomes a viable option. * Suggests a low or no-cost activity, research project, or demonstration that students can undertake for each energy technology topic * Contains content specifically written for intermediate and middle school audiences * Provides inquiry and discussion questions to engage students' critical thinking skills * Includes a list of "For Further Reading" suggestions with every entry
Publication Date: 2011
A Paradigm Called Magnetism by This book provides an overview of how diverse issues of Magnetism have implications for other areas of physics. Attention will be drawn to different aspects of many-body physics, which first appeared in Magnetism but have had deep impact in different branches of physics. Each of these aspects will be illustrated schematically and in terms of physical examples, chosen from multicritical phenomena, quantum phase transition, spin glasses, relaxation, phase ordering and quantum dissipation. A unique feature of this book is a unified and coherent discussion of magnetic phenomena, presented in a lucid and pedagogical manner.
Publication Date: 2008