Case studies in forensic physics / Gregory A. DiLisi, Richard A. Rarick.Material type: TextSeries: Synthesis digital library of engineering and computer science | Synthesis lectures on engineering, science, and technology ; #9.Publisher: San Rafael, California (1537 Fourth Street, 1537 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 USA) : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, Description: 1 PDF (xxvi, 146 pages) : illustrations (some color)Content type: text Media type: electronic Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781681738772Subject(s): Evidence, Criminal | Criminal investigation | Forensic sciences | Physics | forensic physics | applied physics | forensic analysis | introductory physicsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 363.25 LOC classification: HV8073 | .D543 2020ebOnline resources: Abstract with links to resource | Abstract with links to full text Also available in print.
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1. Taking a forensics approach to history -- 1.1. Bouncing back from "Deflategate" : a case study in the physics of a bouncing ball / Gregory A. DiLisi, Richard A. Rarick -- 1.2. Conclusions -- 1.3. References
2. Having interdisciplinary appeal -- 2.1. Holy high-flying hero! Bringing a superhero down to Earth : a case study in uniformly accelerated motion / Gregory A. DiLisi
3. Raising historical awareness and bringing history to new generations -- 3.1. The Lady be Good : a case study in radio frequency direction finders / Gregory A. DiLisi, Alison Chaney, Kenneth Kane, Robert L. Leskovec -- 3.2. Conclusions -- 3.3. Acknowledgments -- 3.4. References
4. Using operational definitions -- 4.1. The Hindenburg disaster : combining physics and history in the laboratory, a case study in the flammability of fabrics (vertical flame tests) / Gregory A. DiLisi -- 4.2. Conclusions -- 4.3. Acknowledgments -- 4.4. References
5. Demonstrating the phenomenon of "normalization of deviance" -- 5.1. The Apollo I fire : a case study in the flammability of fabrics (horizontal flame test) / Gregory A. DiLisi, Stella McLean -- 5.2. Conclusions -- 5.3. References
6. Demonstrating "the perfect storm scenario" -- 6.1. Remembering the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald : a case study in rogue waves / Gregory A. DiLisi, Richard A. Rarick -- 6.2. References
7. Developing simulations and testing analogs and proxies -- 7.1. Modeling the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami for introductory physics students : a case study in the shallow water wave equations / Gregory A. DiLisi, Richard A. Rarick -- 7.2. Conclusions -- 7.3. Acknowledgments -- 7.4. References
8. Incorporating active areas of research and asking complex questions -- 8.1. The sinking of The R.M.S. Titanic : a case study in thermal inversion and atmospheric refraction phenomena / Gregory A. DiLisi -- 8.2. Conclusions -- 8.3. References
9. Making local connections -- 9.1. Monday Night Football--physics decides controversial call : a case study in observational errors / Gregory A. DiLisi, Richard A. Rarick -- 9.2. General values -- 9.3. Acknowledgments -- 9.4. References
10. That's a wrap! -- 10.1. A case studies approach to teaching introductory physics / Gregory A. DiLisi, Richard A. Rarick, Alison Chaney, Stella McLean -- 10.2. Reactions to case studies -- 10.3. References.
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This book focuses on a forensics-style re-examination of several historical events. The purpose of these studies is to afford readers the opportunity to apply basic principles of physics to unsolved mysteries and controversial events in order to settle the historical debate. We identify nine advantages of using case studies as a pedagogical approach to understanding forensic physics. Each of these nine advantages is the focus of a chapter of this book. Within each chapter, we show how a cascade of unlikely events resulted in an unpredictable catastrophe and use introductory-level physics to analyze the outcome. Armed with the tools of a good forensic physicist, the reader will realize that the historical record is far from being a set of agreed upon immutable facts; instead, it is a living, changing thing that is open to re-visitation, re-examination, and re-interpretation.
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