Falling Felines and Fundamental Physics EPUB
The question of how falling cats land on their feet has long intrigued humans. In this playful and eyeaâ‚¬ aâ‚¬Ëœopening history, physicist and cat parent Gregory Gbur explores how attempts to understand the cataâ‚¬ aâ‚¬Ëœrighting reflex have provided crucial insights into puzzles in mathematics, geophysics, neuroscience, and human space exploration.
The result is an engaging tumble through physics, physiology, photography, and robotics to uncover, through scientific debate, the secret of the acrobatic performance known as cataâ‚¬ aâ‚¬Ëœturning, the cat flip, and the cat twist. Readers learn the solution but also discover that the finer details still inspire heated arguments. As with other cat behavior, the more we investigate, the more surprises we discover.
- Format: EPUB
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Yale University Press
- Publication Date: 22/10/2019
- Category: History of science
- ISBN: 9780300249071