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.

WileyPLUS Learning Space also includes ORION Adaptive Practice to help students build proficiency on topics while using their study time most effectively.

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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.

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