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Hidden Wonders

The Subtle Dialogue Between Physics and Elegance

Etienne Guyon Jose Bico Etienne Reyssat Benoit Roman



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Massachusetts Inst of Tec
20 April 2021
Hidden Wonders focuses on the objects that populate our everyday life-crumpled paper, woven fabric, a sand pile-but looks at them with a physicist's eye, revealing a hidden elegance in mundane physical mechanisms. In six chapters-Builders, Creating Shapes, Building with Threads, From Sand to Glass, Matter in Motion, and Fractures-the authors present brief stories, set in locales ranging from the Eiffel Tower to a sandcastle, that illustrate the little wonders hidden in the ordinary. A simple experiment that readers can perform at home concludes each story. More than 200 illustrations bring the stories to life.
By:   Etienne Guyon, Jose Bico, Etienne Reyssat, Benoit Roman
Imprint:   Massachusetts Inst of Tec
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 160mm, 
Weight:   368g
ISBN:   9780262539890
ISBN 10:   0262539896
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   20 April 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Forthcoming

tienne Guyon is Emeritus Professor at ESPCI (Paris Industrial Physics and Chemistry Higher Educational Institution), a fellow of the American Physical society and of the Institute of Physics, Honorary Director of the Ecole Normale Superieure, and coauthor of Built on Sand- The Science of Granular Materials (MIT Press). Jose Bico is Associate Professor at ESPCI-PSL (Paris Science Lettres Universite). Etienne Reyssat and Beno t Roman are CNRS researchers. All authors work at PMMH (Physics and Mechanics of Heterogenous Media) lab of ESPCI-PSL in Sorbonne Universite.

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