In this work the author uses scenes from science fiction films to illustrate fundamental concepts of physics, astronomy and biology. These scenes - from some of the finest films in the science-fiction genre - range from such '50s classics as The Thing to more recent hits like Star Wars and Total Recall. This book reveals the facts behind the fiction and, in doing so, establishes a novel approach to learning science. End-of-chapter exercises and examples, along with many original illustrations and more than 20 movie stills are provided.stantaneously after you turn on the wall switch is that the electric field moves down the wire between the switch and the lamp at the ... The total current that one draws in a parallel circuit is equal to the sum of the currents through each device.
|Author||:||Leroy W. Dubeck, Suzanne E. Moshier|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 1994|