How Things Work: The Physics of Everyday Life, 6th Edition

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    How Things Work: The Physics of Everyday Life, 6th Edition

    By Louis A. Bloomfield

    Research shows that learning improves when students think or talk about new concepts. WileyPLUS Learning Space for How Things Work gives students the tools and confidence to collaborate with each other and participate more in class.

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    ORION provides students with a personal, adaptive learning experience

    ORION integrated, adaptive practice helps students build their proficiency on topics and use their study time most effectively.

    Over 1,000 videos enhance the learning experience

    Explanation, Question, Demonstration and Check Your Understanding videos provide additional explanations of more difficult concepts. The videos also provide answers to open-ended Questions to Think About, real-life demonstrations of objects, ideas and concepts as well as context for the Check Your Understanding questions.

    Animations and simulations bring static images and concepts to life

    Animations based on the most difficult concepts for students to understand provide a dynamic, visual representation that improves upon the standard static images. Simulations of many of the objects found in the text include interactive questions that turn them into virtual lab experiments.

    Table of Contents

    The Laws of Motion, Part 1
    The Laws of Motion, Part 2
    Mechanical Objects, Part 1
    Mechanical Objects, Part 2
    Fluids
    Fluids and Motion
    Heat and Phase Transitions
    Thermodynamics
    Resonance and Mechanical Waves
    Electricity
    Magnetism and Electrodynamics
    Electromagnetic Waves
    Light
    Optics and Electronics
    Modern Physics

    bloomfield-thumb1

    ORION provides students with a personal, adaptive learning experience

    ORION integrated, adaptive practice helps students build their proficiency on topics and use their study time most effectively.

    Over 1,000 videos enhance the learning experience

    Explanation, Question, Demonstration and Check Your Understanding videos provide additional explanations of more difficult concepts. The videos also provide answers to open-ended Questions to Think About, real-life demonstrations of objects, ideas and concepts as well as context for the Check Your Understanding questions.

    Animations and simulations bring static images and concepts to life

    Animations based on the most difficult concepts for students to understand provide a dynamic, visual representation that improves upon the standard static images. Simulations of many of the objects found in the text include interactive questions that turn them into virtual lab experiments.

    The Laws of Motion, Part 1
    The Laws of Motion, Part 2
    Mechanical Objects, Part 1
    Mechanical Objects, Part 2
    Fluids
    Fluids and Motion
    Heat and Phase Transitions
    Thermodynamics
    Resonance and Mechanical Waves
    Electricity
    Magnetism and Electrodynamics
    Electromagnetic Waves
    Light
    Optics and Electronics
    Modern Physics