Wednesday, January 5, 2011

E=MC2: Simple Physics

By Jeff Stewart

From the back of the book:

“Ever wonder why balloons rise, apples fall, and golf balls sometimes go awry? Does trying to decipher the meaning of electromagnetism throw off your equilibrium? For those of us who aren’t as mathematical as Newton, E=MC2 disproves the theory that physics is all work and no play.”

I’ve always been a writer. Although math came easy to me, as well, I never studied science very much. So, I didn’t learn much about energy, waves, electricity or what’s inside an atom.

Now, along comes a book that explains what physics is and how it works in simple language anyone can understand. The topics are explained using everyday examples, such as car crashes, hot air balloons, falling, etc.

This is an absolutely fascinating book and I plan to read it more in depth when I have more time in the future. It’s a keeper and it may actually make me sound like I know what I’m talking about if someone asks me about the Doppler Effect … hmm, like that’s going to happen!

It’s another book in the Blackboard Books series. I’ve read several of them and enjoyed each one. I’m sure you will, too.

1 comment:

Irene said...

I probably need to read this one, I'm hopeless at scientific matters.