Physics for Nonphysicists

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Government Institutes, Jun 16, 2009 - Science - 269 pages
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Environmental professionals who look beyond their specialties and acquire knowledge in a variety of sciences not only make solving on-the-job problems easier for themselves, but they also increase their employment opportunities. This fifth book in the 'non-specialist' series provides both professionals and students with a clear, concise overview of the most important aspects of physics in a way that anyone, even those who have never taken a formal physics course, can relate to. Starting with the basic principles of measurement, conversion factors, and math operations, the author explores the topics of motion and force, work and energy, gravity, atoms, heat, sound, light and color, and basic electricity. Each chapter examines the jargon, concepts, key concerns, and applications of physics in action and ends with a chapter review test.
 

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Contents

Measurement
1
Force and Motion
79
Work Energy and Momentum
89
Circular Motions and Gravity
95
Atoms Molecules and Elements
101
Thermal Properties and States of Matter
113
Wave Motion and Sound
117
Light and Color
123
Electricity
129
Answers to Chapter Problems
259
Recommended Reading
263
Index
265
About the Author
269
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Frank R. Spellman is Assistant Professor of Environmental Health at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He is the author of more than fifty books, includingChemistry for Non-Chemists, Biology for Non-Biologists, and Ecology for Non-Ecologists.

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