Physics Essentials for Dummies

Physics Essentials for Dummies

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For students who just need to know the vital concepts of physics, whether as a refresher, for exam prep, or as a reference, Physics Essentials For Dummies is a must-have guide. Free of ramp-up and ancillary material, Physics Essentials For Dummies contains content focused on key topics only. It provides discrete explanations of critical concepts taught in an introductory physics course, from force and motion to momentum and kinetics. This guide is also a perfect reference for parents who need to review critical physics concepts as they help high school students with homework assignments, as well as for adult learners headed back to the classroom who just need a refresher of the core concepts.

The Essentials For Dummies Series
Dummies is proud to present our new series, The Essentials For Dummies. Now students who are prepping for exams, preparing to study new material, or who just need a refresher can have a concise, easy-to-understand review guide that covers an entire course by concentrating solely on the most important concepts. From algebra and chemistry to grammar and Spanish, our expert authors focus on the skills students most need to succeed in a subject.

Baker & Taylor
Each book covers all the necessary information a beginner needs to know about a particular topic, providing an index for easy reference and using the series' signature set of symbols to clue the reader in to key topics, categorized under such titles as Tip, Remember, Warning!, Technical Stuff and True Story.

Blackwell Publishing
From force and motion to momentum and energy, Physics Essentials For Dummies bypasses the fluff and focuses solely on the critical concepts taught in an introductory physics course. This handy guide provides concise explanations of key subjects using real-world examples, so it's perfect for clarifying concepts and helping you cram for exams.

-Physics and your world: discover how physics plays into every aspect of the world around you

-Giddy up: explore displacement, speed, velocity, and acceleration and figure out how they fit together

ùMay the force be with you: get the lowdown on Newton's laws of motion and what they tell us about force

ùFind your direction: overcome your fear of vectors so you can better understand velocity, acceleration, and force

ùGet in motion: understand the basics of impulse and momentum, and see what happens when objects collide

Open the book and find:

-Tips for working with vectors

-How to apply displacement, velocity, and acceleration to circular motion

-Why Newton's laws of motion are so crucial to understanding force

-The basics of work, energy, and power

-How to transition from linear to rotational motion

-The lowdown on gravity and friction

-The fundamentals of simple harmonic motion

-Amazing insights on relativity

Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2010
ISBN: 9780470618417
Branch Call Number: 530 HOLZN


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