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The Flying Circus of Physics,

second edition


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Index D-K
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Index R-S
Index T-Z

A

Abandoned mines, 4.96
Acceleration records, 1.11

Acoustic mirror effect, bats, 3.24
Acoustic mirrors, 3.85
Acoustic resonance bar trick, 3.43
Acoustic sculpture, 3.86
Acoustic shadows, 3.19, 3.19

Adhesive tape glow, 5.17, 5.17
Adherence by water, 1.57, 1.57
Aeolian tones, 3.2

Aerosol can, flame from, 5.12

Afterimages, 7.15, 7.15, 7.16
Ahlborg, Nadia 1.141
Aikido, 1.55, 1.111

Airbag, 1.46
Air-mix machine, 2.162
Air traffic controller’s windows, 6.63, 6.79

Aircraft, 1.18, 2.20, 2.46, 2.155

       crash into wall, 1.12 
      discharging, 5.29
      landing on water, 1.218 
       volcano effect on, 6.105

Aircraft carrier of ice, 2.160
Aircraft carrier, takeoff, 1.17

Air bag, 1.46
Air blast, 3.58

Airplane bullets, 2.155, 2.158
Airplane window hole, 2.158
Airplane wing shock front, 6.100
Aldrete, Gregory, armor, 1.130
Alice in Wonderland  1.141
Ale, 2.120 
Alexander the Great, 1.130, 2.165
Alexandria harbor,
2.165
Alexandrite effect, 6.96

Alligator death roll, 1.209
Alpine glow, 6.145

Aluminum foil and tooth, 5.27

Amplifier, electric guitar, 5.45

Amusement park, 1.19, 1.19, 1.177

Anableps anableps, vision, 7.19

Anamorphic art, 6.77, 6.77

Ancient constructions, 
         Easter Island statues, erecting, 1.62
         Echoes and acoustic resonance, 3.65-3.66
         Egyptian pyramids, erecting, 1.64
         Newgrange, acoustics, 6.66
         Newgrange, roofbox optics, 6.236.23
         Stonehenge, erecting, 1.63
         Temple of Kukulkan, echoes, 3.65 
Anderson, Paul, lifting, 1.41

Andes glow, 5.21

Angel, Criss, magic, 1.210, 6.89
Antenna oscillation, 1.183

Antibubbles, 2.124

Anticounterfeiting, optics, 6.109, 6.119

Ants

        electrical effects, 5.33
        navigation, 6.128, 6.128, 7.38
        nest ventilation, 2.22

Aphids, 2.94

Apple piles, pressure under, 2.140

Apples, speckle on, 6.124

Aquatic insects, 2.80, 6.115, 6.126, 7.38

Arago spot, 6.151, 6.151

Arch formation in granular flow, 2.105, 2.107

Archaeology, magnetic effects, 5.39

Archer fish, 6.85
Archery, 1.131, 7.9

Archimedes death ray, 6.81

Armadillo huddling, 4.4

Armor, body, 1.130, 1.130
Arrow catching, 7.9
Art,
       anamorphic art, 6.77, 6.77       
       bees and, 7.54 
       Bue Meanies in The Yellow Submarine, 7.22
       depth in oil paintings, 7.14
       glossy velvet and varnish, 6.131
       impression, 7.10
       kaleidoscope, 6.65
       Mach bands, 7.25
       Manet's A Bar at the Folies-Bergere, 6.75, 6.75
       Mona Lisa's smile, 7.31
       Munch's The Scream, 6.8
       pointillistic paintings, 7.11
        poured, 2.188 
        Renaissance art and optical projectors, 6.76
        Rower, Holten, poured art, 2.188
        Seddon's Pyramids of Gizeh6.15
       traffic control, 6.77
       van  Gogh's Red Vineyard at Arles, 6.47, 7.6
       van Gogh's Starry Night, 7.6
       van Gogh's Sunflowers, 7.54
       Waterhouse's I am half sick of shadows, 6.75

Aspen
trees, colors, 6.121

Astronaut maneuvering, 1.97

Atlatl, 1.27

Audience scanning, 6.164
Auroras

        formation, 5.46

        sounds, 3.80

Australian red dawn, 6.5
Avalanche balloon, 2.109, 2.109

Avalanches, snow, 2.114

Avalanche victim, sounds, 3.71

B

Backdrafts, 4.79

Backpacks on bungees, 1.196
Bacteria and electric field, 5.8, 5.8

Bacteria and surgery, 5.31
Baked Alaska, 4.98
Balancing coins, dollar bill, bottles,  1.91,  1.164
Balancing
       baseball bat, 1.239
       bricks, 1.239
       chair, 1.239
       coins, 1.239
       Chinese totems, 1.239
       rods, circus act, 1.238
       stones and bowling balls, 1.201
       toys, 1.239
       truck turning, 1.239
       two-finger handstand, 1.239
Ball bouncing, 1.76, 1.76
Ball in stream, 2.144, 2.144

Ball lightning, 5.5, 5.5

Ballet, 1.35, 1.100

Ballistospore fungi catapult, 2.99

Ball of Death, 1.211
Balloons

        ascent, 2.56
        bursting, 1.212 
        inflating, 4.70
        in stream, 2.144
        
flying with, 2.56, 2.56
Banana, potassium-40, 4.101
Bar at the Folies-Bergère, 6.75, 6.75
Barchan dunes, 2.111

Barroom physics, see Pub physics
Bartell, Scott, armor, 1.130
Baseball, 1.21-1.23, 1.23, 1.43, 2.16

        humidifying, 1.23
        seeing the ball, 7.9

Basilisk lizard, 2.42, 2.58, 6.89

Basketball, 1.33, 1.33-1.35, 1.43, 1.228

Bathroom,
         colored rings in misty mirror, 6.110
         electrostatic charging by splashing, 5.13
         eyeglass condensation, 4.66
         mirrors, foggy, 4.65
         plumbing rumbling, 3.47
        
sausage shadow effect, 6.99
         shadows in the water, 6.99
         shaver cuttings on water, 2.150
         shower curtain, flutter, 2.21
         shower-door optics, 6.88
         steam devils, 2.39
         toilets, 2.41
         viewing through water surface, 6.85
         vortex, bathtube, 2.23
         wet towel popping, 3.59
Bats, sound detection by, 3.24, 3.24, 3.25

Battery, lemon, 5.27

Bay of Fundy, 2.34

Beach cusps, 2.72

Beach sand

        sounds, 2.69

        wetness, 2.102

Beach waves, 2.65, 2.69, 2.72

Bead lightning, 5.5

Beading on liquid threads, welding, 2.81

Beamon, Bob, record long jump, 1.38

Beano stick, 1.161
Beanstalk, 1.137

Béarnaise sauce, 5.37

Beating of penguin sounds, 3.15

Beatles
        Blue Meanies, 7.22

        Paul is Dead, 3.86
Bed of nails, 1.56, 1.56

Bedouins, black robes, 4.59

Beer, see also Pub physics
        beer boot, 2.120
        bottle caps, 2.190 
        bubble paths, 2.123,
        bubbles, 2.76,  2.76,
        can, crushed, 1.229 
        cooling by evaporation, 4.61
        fast pouring, 2.194
        fizzing, 3.84
        foam, 2.77,
        freezing, 4.24, 4.24
        
glass, optics of, 6.136
        beer spots on bottle caps, 2.190
        yard-of-ale, 2.120, 2.120
Bees

        attack on hornet, 4.3

        electrical effects, 5.32

        navigation, 7.38
        vision, 7.54
Beetles

        colors, 6.115, 6.158
        fog basking, 4.67

        optics, 6.115, 6.95

        remote fire sensing by, 4.2

        somersaults, 1.40

Beever, Julian, sidewalk art, 6.77
Bell
, Alexander Graham, 5.41

Bell, cathedral, 1.121

Belt of Venus, 6.14

Benard cells, 2.90

Bends, 2.52

Bergship (iceberg aircraft carrier), 2.160
Bergy seltzer, 3.70

Bernoulli effect, 2.50
Berry, Michael, 7.28, 7.28
Beta emission, 4.101, 6.161
Bicycles, 1.20, 1.80

Bicycle wheel rotation image, 1.247
Big Bertha artillery, 1.136

Big-horn sheep, 1.10, 1.61

Billiard shots, 1.74

Birds
         droppings, 2.98, 5.22

         flight, 2.18, 2.18

         flocks, 2.166
         spinning, 2.27

         transmission lines, 2.98, 5.22

Bishop’s ring, 6.9

Black robes in desert, 4.59

Black velvet, optics, 6.131

Blind spot

        side-view mirror, 6.74, 6.74

        vision, 7.3, 7.3

Blister effect, visual, 7.27

Block stacking, 1.66

Blood cells, seeing motion, 7.4

Blood pressure sounds, 3.49

Blood veins, color, 6.123
Blowguns, 1.244
Blue arcs, visual, 7.44

Blue jay, colors, 6.115

Blue Meanies, visual effects, 7.22

Blue moon, 6.50, 6.50 
Blue mountains, 6.6

Blue ribbon, sea horizon’s, 6.141

Blue skin, 6.115, 6.122,

Boats, 
        drawn together, 2.128
       canal water level, 2.30
       dead water, 2.352.35
      
 dry dock, 2.45
       lead bar in boat, puzzle, 2.43           
       sailboats, 2.161
Bobsleds, 1.155

Body armor, 1.130, 1.130
Boiling water ordeal, 4.88

Boiling water

        process, 4.43

        sounds, 3.51

Bolas, 1.30

Bomb, rotating, 1.94, 1.94
Bombardier beetle, 2.50, 250
Bond, James, movie, 2.158
Book spinning, 1.96

Boomerang, 2.9

Booming sand, 3.69, 3.69

Bottle resonance, 3.41, 3.41
Bore, tidal, 2.32

Bottle cap, beer spots, 2.190
Bottle resonance, 3.41

Bottle, wobbling, 1.110

Bouncing liquid streams, 2.60
Bowling, 1.73

Bowling balls, stacking, 1.201
Bowling in game of cricket, 2.17
Bow-wave riding, porpoise, 2.70
Boxing, 1.46, 1.46

Boyle's perpetual motion machine, 1.261
Bragg scattering, acoustic, 3.86
Brain damage, football (soccer), 1.241
Braking, car, 1.5-1.9, 1.152

Brazil-nut effect, 2.108
Breakfast physics,
         acoustics, coffee cup, 3.40
         acoustics, breakfast cereal, 3.53
         bad coffee appearance, 2.87
         cereal grain attraction, 2.85, 2.85
         cereal magnetism, 6.130, 6.l30 
         Cheerios effect, 2.85, 2.85
         coffee cup acoustics, 3.40
         coffee patterns on surface, 2.90
         coffee appearance, 2.87
         coffee, cooling rates, 4.60

         coffee, drinking hot, 4.42
         honey and yogurt draining patterns, 2.159
         liquid rope coils of honey, 2.62
         magnetism, cereal, 6.130, 6.130
         snap, crackle, and pope, 3.53, 3.53
         sound of breakfast cereal, 3.53, 3.53
         spinning eggs, 1.107
         tea leaf effect, 2.25
         teapot effect, 2.51
         tumbling toast 1.99
         vortex, coffee cup, 2.24
Bridges, 1.71, 1.124, 1.124, 1.1811.214, 2.4

Bright nights, 6.148

Brightness of wet materials, 6.52

Brontides, 3.57

Brush fires, 4.81

Brush, wet, 2.95

Buchanan, M., honey, yogurt 2.159
Bubbles

        and antibubbles, 2.124

        and whales, 2.79

        beer and champagne, 2.762.76, 2.77, 2.123, 4.72, 6.130

        bursting, 2.78

        paths of, 2.123

        soap, 2.77, 2.122

        sounds, 3.84
Buildings

        aerodynamics, 2.5

        demolition, 1.24
        mass dampers, 1.133, 1.133
        oscillating, 1.133, 1.133

Bull riding, 1.92

Bullet, 1.112, 1.112, 1.146, 1.174

Bullet
         backsplatter, 1.146
         spinning on ice, 1.235
Bullfrog croaking, 3.11

Bullroarer, sounds, 3.81

Bullwhips, sounds, 3.59

Bungee jumping, 1.52

Bunk bed death, 1.260
Buoyancy, hurricane damage, 2.156
Buoyancy in a turn, 2.131

Burning mirror, 6.81, 6.82
Burnt rocks and Earth's magnetic field, 5.51

Bursting balloon, 1.212
Bus, balanced on edge, 1.216
Butterflies

        colors, 6.115
        eyes, 6.117, 6.117
C

Cable aerodynamics, 2.129

Cabin pressure, 2.158
Caddis flies, 6.126
Caesar, Julius, 2.165
Cakes, high-altitude recipes, 4.71

Camel
          jumping, 1.38 
          throw, 1.215
Campbell, Glenn, 3.2
Campfire smoke, colors, 6.112

Camphor boats, 2.150

Canal effect, 2.30, 2.30

Candle flames, 4.78

        glow around, 7.6

Caine, Michael, 1.216
Cannonball Richards,  1.46
Carbon dioxide, Lake Nyos, 2.55

Carbonated drinks, freezing, 4.24

Cards, falling, 2.112.11 
Card throwing, 2.10, 2.10

Carrying a load, 1.117, 1.118, 1.124, 1.124

Car, 1.2-1.9, 1.12, 1.12, 1.14, 1.15, 1.87, 1.151, 1.153, 1.175,
        
1.176, 2.1, 2.2
, 4.84, 5.3, 5.3, 5.9, 6.73, 6.74

Car 
        balance (3 wheeled car), 1.239
        collisions, 1.12, 1.202
        crushed, 1.229 
        downforce, 2.1, 2.1
        escape submerged, 2.189
        fire, 5.9, 5.9
        heating in closed, 4.84
        ice and snow sliding, 1.202 
        jumps, 1.81
        Knight Rider stunt (car into truck), 1.202        
        lightning strike to,  5.3, 5.3
        rain on rear window, 1.1
        sickness and infrasound, 3.74
        skidding and sliding, 1.7-1.9, 1.202
        sparking at fuel stop, 5.9
        spin out, 1.6, 1.6 
        stopping on ice, 1.202
        submerged, escape, 2.189
       surfing, 1.199
Carroll, Lewis, 1.141
Cartesian diver, 2.172
Cartoon, MIT, 4.99
Cat eye reflections, 7.17

Catapults, 1.31, 2.99

Catastrophe theory, 6.98

Caterpillars, colors of tent, 6.115

Cats 
        charged, 5.8
        chimney climb, 1.60 
       falling, 1.51, 1.51, 1.97, 1.97

Caulfield, Patrick, art, 7.54
Caustics, 6.98
Cave acoustics, 3.66

Cell phone
        fire, 5.95.9
        heating, 4.101
        lightning, 5.2
Celt stones, 1.109
Cereal,
      magnetic effects, 5.43
      sounds of, 3.53, 3.53
Chain collision, 1.42-1.44, 1.202

Chain siphon, 2.41
Chair balancing, 1.239
Chakraborty, S., 1.141
Chalkboard, fingers scrapping, 3.42

Champagne, 2.76-2.78, 3.84, 2.123, 4.72

Champagne cork, 1.225
Champagne, raisin, 2.177
Charging, electric, 5.8-5.15

Charged by walking, 5.8
Charles Taylor's vehicle, 1.219
Cheerios
effect, 2.85, 2.85

Cheerleader horns, 3.21

Cheshire cat effect, 7.20

Chichen Itza, 3.65
Chimney climb, 1.60
Chimneys, falling, 1.69, 1.69

Chinese earthquake, 2.67, 2.67
Chinese totems, 1.239
Chinooks, 4.87

Chladni figures, 2.141, 2.141
Chris Fogg, airplane window,  2.158
Christmas ball image, 7.28, 7.28
Christmas Story, movie, 4.26
Christmas tree lights, 6.17, 6.17
Churchill, Winston, 2.160
Cicadas, sounds, 3.14

Cigarette smoke, colors, 6.153

Circus acts,
         aerial acrobat, 1.98
         balancing rods, 1.238
         human cannonball, 1.32
         loop-the-loop, 1.20
         motorcycle Ball of Death, 1.211
         swinging, 1.113
         tightrope walking, 1.91
         unicycle, 1.116 
         Wheel of Death, 1.205 
Cirque du Soleil, 1.205
City colors, 6.16, 6.17, 6.17

Civil War sounds, 3.19

Clarke, Arthur C., 6.82, 6.82

Cleopatra, 2.165
Click beetle, 1.40

Climbing,
         rock, 1.60, 1.61
         stairs, on head, 1.254
Clinging, 1.243
Closet, physics to do in a, 7.15, 7.16

Cloud bows, 6.127

Cloud maps, 6.20

Cloud streets, 2.138

Cloud-contrast bow, 6.10

Clouds

        brightness, 6.58

        colors, 6.6, 6.49, 6.144

Clown car physics, 1.237
Coal fire and burnt rocks, 5.51
Coanda effect, 2.50, 2.50

Coat warmth, 4.56

Cocktail-party effect, 3.27, 3.27

Coffee,
       bad coffee, appearance, 2.87
       cooling rates, 4.60
       cup vortex, 2.24
       drinking hot, 4.42
       mug acoustics, 3.40
       patterns on surface, 2.90
       pecolators, 4.51
       stain patterns, 2.91, 2.91
Coins, 
     dropped from tall building, 1.112
     hidden by water, 6.84
     removing, 1.230
     wobbling, 1.110

Cold welding, friction 1.57
Collisions
     chain,
1.42-1.44

     high speed, 1.12
Colloidal suspensions, 5.37

Colored rings in mirrors, 6.110

Colors of meat, 4.45, 6.135

Columnar joint, 1.143
Combustion by sparking, 5.8, 5.9, 5.11, 5.15, 5.16

Compound eye, 6.117, 6.117
Concert hall acoustics, 3.61

Conch shell sounds, 3.36

Concorde aircraft length change, 4.53

Concorde aircraft, radiation, 7.46
Concrete, pervious, 2.184
Condensation

        on eyeglasses, 4.66

        on mirrors, 2.92, 4.65

Construction crane, 1.206
Contact electrification, 5.8 – 5.14

Contrast illusion, 6.50
Contrails

        colors, 6.143

        formations, 2.20

Cook, James, 7.27

Cookie dunking, 2.95

Cooking on sidewalk and dashboard, 4.97
Cooking in stove or over flames, 4.45, 4.46

Cooling rates

        coffee, 4.60

        hot and warm water, 4.12

Coriolis force, 1.141
Cork, removing, 1.213
Cornfield, sounds, 3.75

Coreneal nipples, 6.117, 6.117
Corn-starch solution, 2.58,2.581.143

Corona

        atmospheric, 6.47

        electric, 5.21

        frosty glass, 6.48

Corrugated tubes, sounds from, 3.39

Cosmic radiation, 7.46
"Cosmic Zoom", 6.163 
Coughing, sound, 3.60

Counterfeiting, optics, 6.109, 6.119

Cow magnets, 5.43

Crack networks, 1.143, 1.143

Cracking knuckles, 3.48

Cracks
        balloon, 1.212
        mud, 4.68

Crane, construction, 1.206
Cricket, bowling in game of, 2.17

Crickets, sounds, 3.12, 3.13

Criss Angel, magic, 1.210, 6.89
Crocodiles

        floating, 2.49

        vision, 7.18

Cross waves, 2.71

Crown fires, 4.81

Crown flash, 6.27

Crude noises, 3.93
Crystal skull, 1.208
Culvert whistler, 3.77
Curie point, 5.51
Curling, 1.90

Current and people, 5.23

Current crowding, 5.25

Currents, induced, 5.50
Curtain of death, 1.37

 
Index D-K
Index L-Q
Index R-S
Index T-Z
 

  • Index Index A - C
  • Chapter 1Slipping Between Falling Drops(MOTION)
  • Chapter 2Racing On The Ceiling, Swimming Through Syrup(FLUIDS)
  • Chapter 3Hiding Under The Covers, Listening For The Monsters(SOUND)
  • Chapter 4Striking At The Heat In The Night(THERMAL PROCESS)
  • Chapter 5Ducking First A Flash And Then A Roar (ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM)
  • Chapter 6Splashing Colors Everywhere, Like A Rainbow(OPTICS)
  • Chapter 7Armadillos Dancing Against A Swollen Moon(VISION)
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