Physics Made Simple: A Complete Introduction to the Basic Principles of This Fundamental Science

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Crown/Archetype, Mar 31, 2010 - Science - 208 pages
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Understand the rules that make the universe run.



Understanding the laws of physics is essential for all scientific studies, but many students are intimidated by their complexities. This completely revised and updated book makes it easy to understand the most important principles. From the physics of the everyday world to the theory of relativity, PHYSICS MADE SIMPLE covers it all.

Each chapter is introduced by anecdotes that directly apply the concepts to contemporary life and ends with practice problems—with complete solutions—to reinforce the concepts. Humorous illustrations and stories complete the text, making it not only easy but fun to learn this important science.


Topics covered include:
*force
*motion
*energy
*waves
*electricity and magnetism
*the atom
*quantum physics
*relativity
*spectroscopy
*particle physics



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Contents

Introduction
1
Measurement and Estimation
7
Objects in Motion
18
Force and Motion
28
Work Energy and Collisions
36
Circular Motion and Gravity
42
Solids and Liquids
50
Surface Tension
57
Electric Charge and Potential
109
Electric Current and Simple Circuits
117
Magnetism and Induction
125
The Atom and Quantum Mechanics
137
Relativity
145
Nuclear Physics Particles and the Cosmos
153
Appendix A Formulas and Relations
162
102
171

Waves and Sound 7 I
71
Light and Optics
82
Refraction
89
Color and the Wave Nature of Light
100
Glossary
175
72
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Page 10 - The meter was intended to be one ten-millionth of the distance from the equator to the north pole, but more careful measurements show that this distance is 10,001,887 meters.
Page 8 - MIB has determined that the root cause for the loss of the MCO spacecraft was the failure to use metric units in the coding of a ground software file, "Small Forces,

About the author (2010)

CHRISTOPHER G. DE PREE, PH.D., is the coauthor of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Astronomy and the Concise Scientific Encyclopedia. He teaches introductory and modern physics at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia.


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