The Complete Idiot's Guide to Physics

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Penguin, 2003 - Science - 364 pages
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A guide to physics covers such topics as motion and force, gravity, kinetic energy, work and power, heat and sound, and magnetism.
  

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User Review  - ScottyK - LibraryThing

A fun read. It serves as a refresher for the topics I studied in College, and will also serve as a quick go-to guide for my kids when we start homeschooling them in a few years. Read full review

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User Review  - MayberryAfterMidnight - Goodreads

A good source for a (very) basic introduction to the subject (hence the "Complete Idiot's" part of the title). If you're interested in broader themes or theories, this is not really the book for you ... Read full review

Contents

Speaking Physics
3
On the Move Again
13
Direction Does Make a Difference
23
Motion in Two Dimensions
35
When Does Something Move?
49
Free Fall and Gravity
61
Projectile Motion
75
Newtons Universal Law of Gravitation
89
What Happens When Small Things Move?
169
Pressure
183
Heat Energy
201
Sound Energy
221
Tiny Things Like Electrons in Motion
239
Electricity at Rest
255
Electricity in Motion
275
Light as Particles in Motion
295

What Happens When Large Things Move?
107
Kinetic Energy
123
Potential Energy
137
Conservation of Energy
151
Refraction
306
light
319
Appendixes
341
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Johnnie T. Dennis was selected as the 1970 National Teacher of the Year, the United States' oldest, most selective, and highest honor for secondary education teachers. Now retired, he spent his 40-year career in the classroom, teaching students not only how to learn physics, but how to have fun with it.

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