Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with University of Virginia Department of Physics professor Lou Bloomfield about the physics behind everyday things. Professor Bloomfield is the author of the book How Everything Works: Making Physics Out of the Ordinary. Selected lectures from his UVa course material can be viewed at the Coursera web site. Topics in this podcast include: The physics of a falling penny and why pulling a tablecloth out from under a set table doesn’t end in disaster.
The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on Real Oldies 97.9 The WREN, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.