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Common Science

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Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 99,144 / 290 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.4
LoC Category: Q
Downloads: 2,248
Added to site: 2009.08.29
mnybks.net#: 25136
Genre: Science

This is a work of historical interest only and much of the scientific content has been superseded. There are numerous experiments described in this book which are hazardous and should not be attempted. Advice given on handling toxic substances, electrical apparatus etc. should not be followed.Do not try this at home!

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of compressed air in which we live: Air pressure 10

4. Sinking and floating: Displacement 23

5. How things are kept from toppling over: Stability 29

2. MOLECULAR ATTRACTION 36

6. How liquids are absorbed: Capillary attraction 36

7. How things stick to one another: Adhesion 41

8. The force that makes a thing hold together: Cohesion 44

9. Friction 49

3. CONSERVATION OF ENERGY 57

10. Levers 57

11. Inertia 66

12. Centrifugal force 72

13. Action and reaction 77

14. Elasticity 82

4. HEAT 88

15. Heat makes things expand 88

16. Cooling from expansion 94

17. Freezing and melting 96

18. Evaporation 100

19. Boiling and condensing 107

20. Conduction of heat and convection 116

5. RADIANT HEAT AND LIGHT 122

21. How heat gets here from the sun; why things glow when they become very hot 122

22. Reflection 129

23. The bending of light: Refraction 136

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