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A Kitchen Course in Electricity and Magnetism

  • David Nightingale
  • Christopher Spencer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. David Nightingale, Christopher Spencer
    Pages 1-27
  3. David Nightingale, Christopher Spencer
    Pages 29-76
  4. David Nightingale, Christopher Spencer
    Pages 77-122
  5. David Nightingale, Christopher Spencer
    Pages 123-153
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 155-179

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

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

Authors and affiliations

  • David Nightingale
    • 1
  • Christopher Spencer
    • 2
  1. 1.New PaltzUSA
  2. 2.HerefordUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-05305-9
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-05304-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-05305-9
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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