Physics I For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 9, 2011 - Science - 408 pages
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Physics I For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9780470903247) is now being published as Physics I For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781119293590). While this version features an older Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the new release and should not be considered a different product.

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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I used this book to refresh my understanding of physics in general. I'm not sure how effective it would be at teaching you the subject from scratch, but it is an decent resource if you forgot a few things Read full review

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Text interesting but equations unreadable on a Samsung galaxy S3 (4 inch screen). The equation images are far to small. I guess it might be ok on a large tablet.

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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