A Kitchen Course in Electricity and Magnetism

A Kitchen Course in Electricity and Magnetism

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Electricity is all around us: cars, telephones, computers, lights -- the modern world runs entirely on electrons. But what are electrons? How do they behave? How do we control them? 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 qvoltageq and qcurrentq, 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, qA Kitchen Course in Electricity and Magnetismq will be a great start for budding and amateur scientists who want to learn more about how the world works.The 555 is a relatively simple circuit with about 25 transistors and various other components, and there are many ... it can be used as a one-shot timer, e.g., to keep an indicator light on for say 30 s; to give a beep after 5 min, e.g., for an egg anbsp;...

Title:A Kitchen Course in Electricity and Magnetism
Author:David Nightingale, Christopher Spencer
Publisher:Springer - 2014-07-23


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