Hidden Wonders: The Subtle Dialogue Between Physics and Elegance
|Authors: ||Guyon, Etienne & Bico, Jose & Reyssat, Etienne & Roman, Benoit|
|Publisher: ||MIT Press|
Synopsis: The hidden elegance in everyday objects and physical mechanisms, from crumpled paper to sandcastles.
Hidden Wonders focuses on the objects that populate our everyday life--crumpled paper, woven fabric, a sand pile--but looks at them with a physicist's eye, revealing a hidden elegance in mundane physical mechanisms. In six chapters--Builders, Creating Shapes, Building with Threads, From Sand to Glass, Matter in Motion, and Fractures--the authors present brief stories, set in locales ranging from the Eiffel Tower to a sandcastle, that illustrate the little wonders hidden in the ordinary. A simple experiment that readers can perform at home concludes each story. More than 200 illustrations bring the stories to life.
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