Physics For DummiesDoes just thinking about the laws of motion make your head spin? Does studying electricity short your circuits? Do the complexities of thermodynamics cool your enthusiasm? Thanks to this book, you don't have to be Einstein to understand physics. As you read about Newton's Laws, Kepler's Laws, Hooke's Law, Ohm's Law, and others, you'll appreciate the For Dummies law: The easier we make it, the faster people understand it and the more they enjoy it! Whether you're taking a class, helping kids with homework, or trying to find out how the world works, this book helps you understand basic physics. It covers: Measurements, units, and significant figures Forces such as displacement, speed, and acceleration Vectors and physics notation Motion, energy, and waves (sound, light, waveparticle) Solids, liquids, and gases Thermodynamics Electromagnetism Relativity Atomic and nuclear structures Steven Holzner, Ph.D. earned his B.S. at MIT and his Ph.D. at Cornell, where he taught Physics 101 and 102 for over 10 years. He livens things up with cool physics facts, realworld examples, and simple experiments that will heighten your enthusiasm for physics and science. The book ends with some outofthis world physics that will set your mind in motion: The possibility of wormholes in space The Big Bang How the gravitational pull of black holes is too strong for even light to escape May the Force be with you! 
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User Review  Ram Tackett  GoodreadsMight be a good overview book, but the formulas are too small to read on my older kindle. Read full review
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User Review  Carolanne  Goodreadswhy did I read this book? it was supplemental material to help me get through a university physics course. the sole purpose was to help "dumb down" the main concepts and physics formulas. PROS: The ... Read full review
Contents
Using Physics to Understand Your World  7 
Understanding Physics Fundamentals  13 
Exploring the Need for Speed  25 
Following Directions Which Way Are You Going?  43 
May the Forces of Physics Be with You  61 
When Push Comes to Shove Force  63 
What a Drag Inclined Planes and Friction  81 
Circling around Circular Motions and Orbits  99 
Turning Up the Heat with Thermodynamics  207 
Here Take My Coat Heat Transfer in Solids and Gases  219 
When Heat and Work Collide The Laws of Thermodynamics  235 
Getting a Charge out of Electricity and Magnetism  251 
Zapping Away with Static Electricity  253 
Giving Electrons a Push with Circuits  271 
Magnetism More than Attraction  287 
Keeping the Current Going with Voltage  305 
Manifesting the Energy to Work  117 
Getting Some Work out of Physics  119 
Putting Objects in Motion Momentum and Impulse  137 
Winding Up with Angular Kinetics  153 
Round and Round with Rotational Dynamics  173 
SpringsnThings Simple Harmonic Motion  189 
Laying Down the Laws of Thermodynamics  205 
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