• The purpose of this site is to take the mystery out of how things work.
  • Get answers to commonly asked science questions. Learn about the chemical elements, what is in the foods you eat, and how things work.
  • The demonstratorand lecturer on the video is Professor Louis Bloomfield, who has originated anddeveloped the courses How Things Work I and II at UVa.

The New Way Things Work


How Things Work

The main purpose of this site is to answer questions about physics, and science in general. It allows you to search previous questions or to search questions grouped under a specific subject heading. There is also a link to a page where questions can be asked.

How Things Work uses familiar objects to introduce basic physics concepts, demonstrating the excitement and relevance to professionals in a variety of technical fields. Because its structure is defined by real-life examples, this book explores concepts as they're needed and then revisits them later on when they reappear in other objects. It integrates case studies throughout the chapters to easily convey an understanding and appreciation for physics. For example, discussions of skating, falling balls, and bumper cars are included to explain the Laws of Motion. Air conditioners and automobiles are used to explore thermodynamics. Engineers, architects, and professionals in other technical fields will benefit from the material that connects science to our everyday world.


how things work | The Kid Should See This

Well, as a previous students, and parents who care about teaching proper study skills to children, or when acting as one of the Physics, Math and Engineering Professors at our local college, “how things work” remains one my core