Physics I For Dummies (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 9, 2011 - Science - 408 pages
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The fun and easy way to get up to speed on the basic concepts of physics

For high school and undergraduate students alike, physics classes are recommended or required courses for a wide variety of majors, and continue to be a challenging and often confusing course.

Physics I For Dummies tracks specifically to an introductory course and, keeping with the traditionally easy-to-follow Dummies style, teaches you the basic principles and formulas in a clear and concise manner, proving that you don't have to be Einstein to understand physics!

  • Explains the basic principles in a simple, clear, and entertaining fashion
  • New edition includes updated examples and explanations, as well as the newest discoveries in the field
  • Contains the newest teaching techniques

If just thinking about the laws of physics makes your head spin, this hands-on, friendly guide gets you out of the black hole and sheds light on this often-intimidating subject.

  

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Review: Physics I for Dummies

User Review  - Ram Tackett - Goodreads

Might 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 - Goodreads

why 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

Introduction
1
Reviewing Physics Measurement and Math Fundamentals
15
Exploring the Need for Speed
27
Following Directions Motion in Two Dimensions
51
May the Forces of Physics Be with You
77
Getting Down with Gravity Inclined Planes and Friction
99
Circling around Rotational Motion and Orbits
117
Go with the Flow Looking at Pressure in Fluids
137
Springs n Things Simple Harmonic Motion
251
Laying Down the Laws of Thermodynamics
269
changing temperature
282
Here Take My Coat How Heat Is Transferred
287
In the Best of All Possible Worlds The Ideal Gas Law
303
Heat and Work The Laws of Thermodynamics
315
The Part of Tens
345
Ten Wild Physics Theories
353

Manifesting the Energy to Work
161
Putting Objects in Motion Momentum and Impulse
187
Winding Up with Angular Kinetics
207
Round and Round with Rotational Dynamics
233
Glossary
361
Index
367
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About the author (2011)

Steven Holzner, PhD is a former contributing editor at PC Magazine and has been on the faculty of both MIT and Cornell University. He is the author of Physics II For Dummies, Physics Essentials For Dummies, and Quantum Physics For Dummies.

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