Front cover of OTRL vol 1

    My latest book, Outside the Research Lab Volume 1: Physics in the Arts, Architecture, and Design, is part of the IOP Concise Physics series and was published in 2017 by IOP Publishing in conjunction with Morgan & Claypool Publishers. 

    To purchase the book in either paperback or as an e-book please click here. Institutional access is available here. Each of these pages features a free-to-read sample chapter.

Morgan and Claypool's Description:

   This book is a testament to the fact that the physics taught to high school and university students IS used in the real world. It is a fascinating insight into the use of physics and technology in the arts, architecture, and design. Outside the Research Lab is a path to discovering how professionals from different sectors – including sculpture, music, TV sound recording, and shoe design – use physics to help them in their work. Stunning images throughout the book and clear, understandable writing are supplemented by offset detail boxes which take the physics concepts to higher levels.
OTRL vol 1 e version

   Outside the Research Lab is both for the general interest reader and students in STEM and arts. Lecturers in university physics, materials science, engineering and other sciences will find this an excellent basis for teaching undergraduate students the range of applications for the physics they are learning. It is also an excellent choice for the one compulsory science class in art curricula. There is a vast range of different areas that require expertise in physics…this first volume of Outside the Research Lab shows a few with great detail provided by professionals doing the work.

e-book cover image courtesy of IOPP.  Reproduced with permission. 
Paperback book cover image courtesy of Morgan & Claypool. Reproduced with permission.

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