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Do you crave both pysics problems and captivating illustrations? If your answer is qyesq, look no further! Quantoons combines challenging problems and provocative quotes with intricate drawings that mix Isaac newton and Marie Antoinetter with Romeo, Juliet, and Einstein. The book is a compilation of 58 contest problems that ran between 1991 and 2001 in Quantum magazine; a collaboration between U.S. and Russian scientists that was published by NSTA. In addition to serving as a reader-involvement device, the problems and cartoons were intended to make inquiring minds thing about physics and art in new ways, and have fun doing it. When you open Quantoons, you'll be instantly attracted to the colourful cartoons, densely populated with quirky characters that look like something out of MAD magazine. And no wonder: Illustrator Tomas Bunk is a regular contributor to that publication. But when you pull yourself away from the drawings, you'll find that they work with the text to give new contest to interesting physics concepts. For example, a Quantoon that explores the classic physics problem of crossing a raging river and determining where you'll land on the opposite shore is accompanied by a funny/sad metaphorical cartoon about traversing the rier of life from birth to death.Figure 4 Figure 5 copy machines, microscopes, and binoculars are dependent on a lens being able to produce images. ... In such a ray diagram, a ray of light leaving the aquot;topaquot; of the object parallel to the principal axis must pass through the anbsp;...

Publisher:National Science Teachers Assn - 2006


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