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Looking for an Advanced How Things Work book

  1. Jul 13, 2009 #1
    Looking for an Advanced "How Things Work" book

    Hey, I was just wondering if anyone knew of a book that was like a "How things work" book but written for someone who has a bachelors in the physical sciences, engineering of applied math or some such? I'd settle for a website. Like what I'm looking for is a book that will say talk about how a car engine works (or how an LCD screen works,etc.) or some such and actually do a brief overview of the physics involved by actually doing the physics and deriving the pertinent relations.

    It seems to me that there wouldn't be a huge reader base for such a book but I was just wondering if such a book had ever been written.
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  3. Jul 17, 2009 #2
    Re: Looking for an Advanced "How Things Work" book

    If there WAS such a thing it would either be:
    1. Each article is really short.
    2. An encyclopedia, and therefore, expensive.

    Try this- http://www.howstuffworks.com/
  4. Aug 7, 2009 #3

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    Re: Looking for an Advanced "How Things Work" book

    Take a look at "How Things Work: The Physics of Everyday Life" by Louis Bloomfield.
  5. Aug 7, 2009 #4


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    Re: Looking for an Advanced "How Things Work" book

    I've thought about this too, it would be an interesting book. However, I also started thinking that to give a satisfactory explanation about how stuff works to the non-layman, the book might just be gigantic or only talk about a few things.
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