Physics for Dummies

Physics for Dummies

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WILEY
Does just thinking about the laws of motion make your head spin? Does studying electricity short your circuits? Do the complexities of thermodynamics cool your enthusiasm?

Thanks to this book, you don’t have to be Einstein to understand physics. As you read about Newton’s Laws, Kepler’s Laws, Hooke’s Law, Ohm’s Law, and others, you’ll appreciate the For Dummies law: The easier we make it, the faster people understand it and the more they enjoy it! Whether you’re taking a class, helping kids with homework, or trying to find out how the world works, this book helps you understand basic physics. It covers:

  • Measurements, units, and significant figures
  • Forces such as displacement, speed, and acceleration
  • Vectors and physics notation
  • Motion, energy, and waves (sound, light, wave-particle)
  • Solids, liquids, and gases
  • Thermodynamics
  • Electromagnetism
  • Relativity
  • Atomic and nuclear structures

Steven Holzner, Ph.D. earned his B.S. at MIT and his Ph.D. at Cornell, where he taught Physics 101 and 102 for over 10 years. He livens things up with cool physics facts, real-world examples, and simple experiments that will heighten your enthusiasm for physics and science. The book ends with some out-of-this world physics that will set your mind in motion:

  • The possibility of wormholes in space
  • The Big Bang
  • How the gravitational pull of black holes is too strong for even light to escape

May the Force be with you!

Baker & Taylor
Uses examples from everyday life to explain the fundamentals of physics, covering such topics as motion, force, kinetic energy, heat and heat flow, magnetism, and gravity.

Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, 2006
ISBN: 9780764554339
0764554336
Branch Call Number: 530 HOLZN
Characteristics: 368 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes: Includes index

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MathPhysChemNerd Jul 27, 2011

Lack of questions makes it a bit poorer in quality compared to Barron's.

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Jun 09, 2010

This book lays down the foundations of physical concepts. It's good for students at the high school level. The math is too basic for university-level physics. I would suggest reading it in high school or before going into physics at univerity because some schools skip chapters or important concepts required for university.

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