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How Things Work

If you've ever wondered how a neon light works, how food cooks, or why dust settles on the moving blades of a fan, this is an excellent place to find out. Professor Louis Bloomfield of the University of Virginia Physics Department urges users to "think of this site as a radio call-in program that's being held on the WWW instead of the radio." Users email questions about how things work and he answers them. A browsable and searchable list of answered questions is arranged (in nineteen major chapters, from The Laws of Motion to Resonance to Light) in accordance with a companion book HOW THINGS WORK: The Physics of Everyday Life. Note that at times the question box may be full.
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How Things Work: The Physics of Everyday Life
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  • https://scout.wisc.edu/report/1997/0620
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1997-
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June 20th, 1997
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April 3rd, 2003 at 12:33pm
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August 21st, 2007 at 3:12pm
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