A Kitchen Course in Electricity and Magnetism

Authors: Nightingale, David, Spencer, Christopher

  • 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
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About this book

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.

About the authors

J. David Nightingale has taught physics for over 30 years at SUNY New Paltz. More recently he has been a regular essayist for Northeast Public Radio, authoring many essays on famous scientists from history. Prof. Nightingale has previously co-authored the Springer book "A Short Course in General Relativity", now in its third edition.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Home Electrostatics

    Nightingale, David (et al.)

    Pages 1-27

  • Current and Voltage

    Nightingale, David (et al.)

    Pages 29-76

  • Magnetism

    Nightingale, David (et al.)

    Pages 77-122

  • Elements of Transistors, and an Integrated Circuit

    Nightingale, David (et al.)

    Pages 123-153

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-05305-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $29.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-05304-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Rent the ebook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
  • can be used across all devices
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Kitchen Course in Electricity and Magnetism
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05305-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05305-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-05304-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 179
Number of Illustrations and Tables
37 b/w illustrations, 127 illustrations in colour
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