Objects in Motion

Objects in Motion

Author: Paul Fleisher

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

Published: 2001-01-01

Total Pages: 88

ISBN-13: 9780822529859

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Explains the physics of gravity and gravitational pull, offering information on the contributions made in this area by Copernicus, Galileo, and Newton.


Designing Objects in Motion

Designing Objects in Motion

Author: Kensho Miyoshi

Publisher: Birkhäuser

Published: 2020-11-23

Total Pages: 216

ISBN-13: 3035621101

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The movement of designed objects is not just something purely functional but also triggers a wide range of sensations. A curtain swaying gently in the wind can cause the onlooker to feel easy and relaxed, as if it was he or she who is floating in the air. This imagined projection caused by the perception of moving objects is called "kinesthetic empathy". In this study, which followed on from a dissertation at the School of Design Research in London, the author investigates the esthetics of movement by documenting his own design-based learning and research process in terms of "research through design", using the experimental cooperation with puppet players as an example. He thereby creates a framework that allows designers to observe the esthetics of objects in motion as a trigger of feelings.


APlusPhysics

APlusPhysics

Author: Dan Fullerton

Publisher: Silly Beagle Productions

Published: 2011-04-28

Total Pages: 300

ISBN-13: 0983563306

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APlusPhysics: Your Guide to Regents Physics Essentials is a clear and concise roadmap to the entire New York State Regents Physics curriculum, preparing students for success in their high school physics class as well as review for high marks on the Regents Physics Exam. Topics covered include pre-requisite math and trigonometry; kinematics; forces; Newton's Laws of Motion, circular motion and gravity; impulse and momentum; work, energy, and power; electrostatics; electric circuits; magnetism; waves; optics; and modern physics. Featuring more than five hundred questions from past Regents exams with worked out solutions and detailed illustrations, this book is integrated with the APlusPhysics.com website, which includes online question and answer forums, videos, animations, and supplemental problems to help you master Regents Physics essentials. "The best physics books are the ones kids will actually read." Advance Praise for APlusPhysics Regents Physics Essentials: "Very well written... simple, clear engaging and accessible. You hit a grand slam with this review book." -- Anthony, NY Regents Physics Teacher. "Does a great job giving students what they need to know. The value provided is amazing." -- Tom, NY Regents Physics Teacher. "This was tremendous preparation for my physics test. I love the detailed problem solutions." -- Jenny, NY Regents Physics Student. "Regents Physics Essentials has all the information you could ever need and is much easier to understand than many other textbooks... it is an excellent review tool and is truly written for students." -- Cat, NY Regents Physics Student


The Material Subject

The Material Subject

Author: Urmila Mohan

Publisher: Routledge

Published: 2020-11-01

Total Pages: 224

ISBN-13: 1000185400

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The Material Subject emphasises how bodily and material cultures combine to make and transform subjects dynamically. The book is based on the French Matière à Penser (MaP) school of thought, which draws upon the ideas of Mauss, Schilder, Foucault and Bourdieu, among others, to enhance the anthropological study of embodiment, practices, techniques, materiality and power. Through theoretical sophistication and empirical field research, case studies from Europe, Africa and Asia bring MaP’s ideas into dialogue with other strands of material culture studies in the English-speaking world. These studies mediate different scales of engagement through a sensori-motor, affective and cognitive focus on practices of making and doing. Examples range from the precarity of professional divers in French public works to the gendered subjectivity of female carpet weavers in Morocco, from the ways Swiss watchmakers transmit craft knowledge to how Hindu devotees in India make efficacious use of altars, and from the enskilment of Paiwan indigenous people in Taiwan to the prestige of women’s wild silk wrappers in Burkina Faso. The chapters are organised according to domains of practice, defined as 'matter of' work and technology, heritage, politics, religion and knowledge. Scholars and students with an interest in material culture will gain valuable access to global research, rooted in a specific intellectual tradition.


College Physics for AP® Courses

College Physics for AP® Courses

Author: Irina Lyublinskaya

Publisher:

Published: 2017-08-14

Total Pages: 876

ISBN-13: 9781680920765

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The College Physics for AP(R) Courses text is designed to engage students in their exploration of physics and help them apply these concepts to the Advanced Placement(R) test. This book is Learning List-approved for AP(R) Physics courses. The text and images in this book are grayscale.


Articulated Motion and Deformable Objects

Articulated Motion and Deformable Objects

Author: Francisco José Perales

Publisher: Springer

Published: 2018-07-03

Total Pages: 131

ISBN-13: 3319945440

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Articulated Motion and Deformable Objects, AMDO 2018, held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, in July 2018. The 12 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 26 submissions. The papers address the following topics: advanced computer graphics and immersive videogames; human modeling and animation; human motion analysis and tracking; 3D human reconstruction and recognition; multimodal user interaction and applications; ubiquitous and social computing; design tools; input technology; programming user interfaces; 3D medical deformable models and visualization; deep learning methods for computer vision and graphics; and multibiometric.


Why Do Moving Objects Slow Down?

Why Do Moving Objects Slow Down?

Author: Jennifer Boothroyd

Publisher: Lerner Publications ™

Published: 2017-08-01

Total Pages: 32

ISBN-13: 1541504224

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A baseball player slides on the ground to tag a base. A toy car's wheels rub against the floor and slow the toy car down. Friction is at work all around you. But what exactly is friction? And how does it affect different objects? Read this book to find out! Learn all about matter, energy, and forces in the Exploring Physical Science series—part of the Lightning Bolt BooksTM collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt BooksTM bring nonfiction topics to life!


Bodies and Media

Bodies and Media

Author: Ido Yavetz

Publisher: Springer

Published: 2015-08-18

Total Pages: 118

ISBN-13: 331921263X

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This book presents a recasting of Aristotle’s theory of spatial displacement of inanimate objects. Aristotle’s claim that projectiles are actively carried by the media through which they move (such as air or water) is well known and has drawn the attention of commentators from ancient to modern times. What is lacking, however, is a systematic investigation of the consequences of his suggestion that the medium always acts as the direct instrument of locomotion, be it natural or forced, while original movers (e.g. stone throwers, catapults, bowstrings) act indirectly by impressing moving force into the medium. Filling this gap and guided by discussions in Aristotle’s Physics and On the Heavens, the present volume shows that Aristotle’s active medium enables his theory - in which force is proportional to speed - to account for a large class of phenomena that Newtonian dynamics - in which force is proportional to acceleration - accounts for through the concept of inertia. By applying Aristotle’s medium dynamics to projectile flight and to collisions that involve reversal of motion, the book provides detailed examples of the efficacy and coherence that the active medium gives to Aristotle’s discussions. The book is directed primarily to historians of ancient, medieval, and early modern science, to philosophers of science and to students of Aristotle’s natural philosophy.


Fundamentals of Physics I

Fundamentals of Physics I

Author: R. Shankar

Publisher: Yale University Press

Published: 2019-08-20

Total Pages: 523

ISBN-13: 0300249586

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A beloved introductory physics textbook, now including exercises and an answer key, explains the concepts essential for thorough scientific understanding In this concise book, R. Shankar, a well-known physicist and contagiously enthusiastic educator, explains the essential concepts of Newtonian mechanics, special relativity, waves, fluids, thermodynamics, and statistical mechanics. Now in an expanded edition—complete with problem sets and answers for course use or self-study—this work provides an ideal introduction for college-level students of physics, chemistry, and engineering; for AP Physics students; and for general readers interested in advances in the sciences. The book begins at the simplest level, develops the basics, and reinforces fundamentals, ensuring a solid foundation in the principles and methods of physics.