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Spatial Thinking and Visualization: Teaching the Essential Principles of Perspective Drawing

Deborah A. Rockman

in The Art of Teaching Art: A Guide for Teaching and Learning the Foundations of Drawing-Based Art

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195130799
eISBN:
9780197561447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195130799.003.0008
Subject:
Education, Teaching of a Specific Subject

Perspective drawing is a system for creating a two-dimensional illusion of a three-dimensional subject or three-dimensional space. Information, whether observed (empirically based) or imagined ... More


Experimental overview of patterns in granular matter

Igor S. Aranson and Lev S. Tsimring

in Granular Patterns

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199534418
eISBN:
9780191714665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534418.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter presents a brief experimental overview of key granular patterns and phenomena. It introduces basic experimental systems, such as vertically and horizontally vibrated granular layers, ... More


Galileo’s Trajectory

David D. Nolte

in Galileo Unbound: A Path Across Life, the Universe and Everything

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198805847
eISBN:
9780191843808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805847.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter describes the history of Galileo’s discovery of the law of fall and the parabolic trajectory, beginning with early work on the physics of motion by predecessors like the Oxford Scholars, ... More


The lever

Robert T. Hanlon

in Block by Block: The Historical and Theoretical Foundations of Thermodynamics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198851547
eISBN:
9780191886133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851547.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Analysis of the lever led to the creation of potential energy.


The Quest for Perpetually Acting Machines

Jennifer Coopersmith

in Energy, the Subtle Concept: The discovery of Feynman's blocks from Leibniz to Einstein

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198716747
eISBN:
9780191800955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716747.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, History of Physics

Perpetual motion—a perpetually acting machine— had been attempted for so many years, and in so many ways, but was never successful (the French Royal Academy of Sciences said ‘Non’, no more ... More


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