The front cover is an image by Eric J. Heller depicting electron flow over a microscopically bumpy surface. The paths of the 100,000 electrons begin at the upper right but branch and fold back on one another in a surprising pattern as they spread toward the lower left. Electron flow is the subject of several chapters in this book and is especially important in the discussion of electric sparks. Some sparks are amusing, such as those generated when someone chomps down on a wintergreen LifeSaver - the brief blue glow that ...

Fundamentals of Physics: Part 2 2006, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780470044766

8th edition

Trade paperback