What are the Physics Behind Common and Uncommon Natural Phenomena?

In summary, the conversation is about finding a resource that explains natural phenomena with physics and math involved. Suggestions include the book "Flying Circus of Physics" by Jearl Walker and the book "How Things Work: The Physics of Everyday Life" by Louis Bloomfield. The conversation ends with a reminder to use the "thank you" button on helpful posts.
  • #1
MManuel Abad
40
0
Hello, everybody:

I was wondering if you knew if there is a book, journal, webpage or a compendium of some sort in which different and diverse curious common and uncommon natural phenomena are explained with physics (preferably with math involved). For example, a place where to look if I'm interested in why glasses break with very high frequency sounds or if I want the physics explanation of why the sky is blue or of the curveball in baseball.

Thanks!
 
Physics news on Phys.org
  • #2
There's an old book by Jearl Walker called the Flying Circus of Physics which now has a website:

http://www.flyingcircusofphysics.com/

that explains everyday things but without much math. I guess that would be left to the student.
 
  • Like
Likes 1 person
  • #3
How about Newton's Principia?
 
  • #5
Thanks a lot to everyone for your suggestions!
 
  • #6
MManuel Abad said:
Thanks a lot to everyone for your suggestions!

dont forget to use the thank you button on each post that helped.
 
  • Like
Likes 1 person

What is the "Physics of Natural Phenomena"?

The "Physics of Natural Phenomena" is a branch of physics that studies the behavior of natural phenomena, such as gravity, electromagnetism, and thermodynamics. It seeks to understand the fundamental principles and laws that govern these phenomena and their interactions.

What are some examples of natural phenomena studied in physics?

Some examples of natural phenomena studied in physics include weather patterns, ocean currents, earthquakes, and the formation of stars and galaxies. Other examples include the behavior of light, sound, and electricity.

Why is the study of natural phenomena important?

The study of natural phenomena is important because it helps us understand and predict the world around us. It also allows us to develop technologies and innovations that improve our daily lives, such as weather forecasting, renewable energy sources, and medical imaging.

What are the key principles of physics that govern natural phenomena?

The key principles of physics that govern natural phenomena include Newton's laws of motion, the laws of thermodynamics, the theory of relativity, and the laws of electromagnetism. These principles help explain the behavior of matter, energy, and forces in the natural world.

How does the study of natural phenomena contribute to our understanding of the universe?

The study of natural phenomena is essential for understanding the universe, as it allows us to observe and analyze the physical processes that shape our world and the universe as a whole. It also provides insights into the origins and evolution of the universe and helps us explore the unknown and discover new phenomena.

Similar threads

Replies
1
Views
2K
Replies
2
Views
1K
Replies
78
Views
3K
  • STEM Career Guidance
Replies
2
Views
1K
Replies
2
Views
2K
  • Beyond the Standard Models
Replies
30
Views
7K
  • Special and General Relativity
Replies
11
Views
1K
Replies
2
Views
66
  • STEM Academic Advising
Replies
6
Views
2K
Replies
1
Views
5K
Back
Top