Thinking Physics - Practical Lessons in Critical Thinking
Lewis Carroll Epstein (and isn't that a delightful name?), I don't know what is) presents you with all these physics challenges and then he gives you a multiple-choice chance to pick the correct answer. But before you go running away from this book, know that the physics problems Mr. Epstein hits you with are all things you run into from day to day. These are things you THINK you understand. Trouble is, you probably don't. And that's the part that will have you slapping your forehead. You pick an answer, turn the page, only to learn that you were wrong. And then he tells you why you were wrong in a delightfully playful, plain-English way. This guy will remind you of the best teacher you had in High School. He's the sort that would blow up the lab just to make a point. He has also LOADED "Thinking Physics" with cartoons that make the experience even more visual. And so much of this book relates to heating. What a gem!