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Physics - Applied & Technical Physics | A Kitchen Course in Electricity and Magnetism

A Kitchen Course in Electricity and Magnetism

Nightingale, David, Spencer, Christopher

2015, XII, 179 p. 164 illus., 127 illus. in color.

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  • Learn the basics of electricity and magnetism using common kitchen objects
  • Easy experiments you can perform at home
  • Includes an introduction to electronics using cheap components you can buy from any radio shop

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.

Content Level » Popular/general

Keywords » Electricity for Dummies - Electromagnetism for Dummies - How to Build a Battery - Physics for Beginners - Science Experiments at Home - Static Electricity

Related subjects » Applied & Technical Physics - Electronics & Electrical Engineering - Materials - Optics & Lasers - Popular Science

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