9782917260067-2917260068-Physics for Entertainment

Physics for Entertainment

ISBN-13: 9782917260067
ISBN-10: 2917260068
Author: Perelman, Yakov
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: Prodinnova
Format: Paperback 268 pages
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ISBN-13: 9782917260067
ISBN-10: 2917260068
Author: Perelman, Yakov
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: Prodinnova
Format: Paperback 268 pages

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Acknowledged authors Perelman, Yakov wrote Physics for Entertainment comprising 268 pages back in 2011. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 2917260068 and 9782917260067. Since then Physics for Entertainment textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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Published in 1913, a best-seller in the 1930s and long out of print, Physics for Entertainment was translated from Russian into many languages and influenced science students around the world. Among them was Grigori Yakovlevich Perelman, the Russian mathematician (unrelated to the author), who solved the Poincaré conjecture, and who was awarded and rejected the Fields Medal. Grigori’s father, an electrical engineer, gave him Physics for Entertainment to encourage his son’s interest in mathematics. In the foreword, the book’s author describes the contents as “conundrums, brain-teasers, entertaining anecdotes, and unexpected comparisons,” adding, “I have quoted extensively from Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, Mark Twain and other writers, because, besides providing entertainment, the fantastic experiments these writers describe may well serve as instructive illustrations at physics classes.” The book’s topics included how to jump from a moving car, and why, “according to the law of buoyancy, we would never drown in the Dead Sea.” Ideas from this book are still used by science teachers today.

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