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Author VanCleave, Janice Pratt.

Title Janice VanCleave's A+ projects in physics : winning experiments for science fairs and extra credit.

Published New York : Wiley, 2003.

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 UniM Giblin Eunson TB  530 VANC    AVAILABLE
Uniform title A+ projects in physics
Physical description 231 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I Force and Motion -- 1. Center of Gravity: The Balancing Point 9 -- 2. Mechanical Stability: Resistance to Falling Over 17 -- 3. Friction: Force That Resists Motion 23 -- 4. Surface Tension: A Liquid's Skinlike Property 29 -- 5. Work: Force through a Distance 35 -- 6. Newton's Third Law of Motion: Action-Reaction 41 -- 7. Terminal Velocity: Maximum Velocity in a Fluid 48 -- 8. Linear Inertia: Resistance to Change in Linear Motion 54 -- 9. Rotational Motion: Spinning Objects 60 -- 10. Rotational Inertia: Resistance to Change in Rotary Motion 66 -- 11. Pendulum: A Harmonic Oscillator 71 -- Part II Fluids -- 12. Buoyancy: Upward Force by Fluids 79 -- 13. Atmospheric Pressure: Air Force per Area 85 -- 14. Static Fluids: Fluids at Rest 90 -- Part III Electricity and Magnetism -- 15. Static Electricity: Stationary Charges 99 -- 16. Electric Current: Movement of Charges 106 -- 17. Series Circuit: Sequential Path 113 -- 18. Parallel Circuit: Divided Pathways 120 -- 19. Magnetic Field: An Area of Force 126 -- 20. Electromagnetism: Magnetism from Electricity 132 -- Part IV Heat -- 21. Thermal Conduction: Transfer of Vibrational Energy 141 -- 22. Convection: Movement of Heat through Fluids 147 -- 23. Infrared Radiation: Heat Transferred through Space 152 -- Part V Light -- 24. Polarization: Vibrations in One Direction 161 -- 25. Scattering: Receiving and Transmitting Light 167 -- 26. Thin-Film Interference: Light Waves In and Out of Step 172 -- 27. Convex Lens: Converging Light Rays 177 -- Part VI Sound -- 28. Sound: Longitudinal Waves 185 -- 29. Resonance: Sympathetic Vibration 190 -- Part VII Measurement -- 30. Angular Measurements: Dimensions in Degrees 197 -- Appendix 1 Trigonometric Functions 205 -- Appendix 2 Relative Error: Percentage Error 207 -- Appendix 3 Manometer 209.
Summary Presents thirty sample projects that examine various principles of physics and are suitable for science fairs.
Subject Physics -- Experiments -- Juvenile literature.
Science projects -- Juvenile literature.
Variant Title A+ projects in physics.
ISBN 0471390178 (acid-free paper)