The Cartoon Guide to Physics

The Cartoon Guide to Physics

Paperback Cartoon Guide

By (author) Larry Gonick, By (author) Art Huffman, Illustrated by Larry Gonick

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  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 234mm x 13mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 1 February 1992
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0062731009
  • ISBN 13: 9780062731005
  • Edition statement: HarperPerennial ed
  • Illustrations note: cartoons, index
  • Sales rank: 19,447

Product description

If you think a negative charge is something that shows up on your credit card bill -- if you imagine that Ohm's Law dictates how long to meditate -- if you believe that Newtonian mechanics will fix your car -- you need The Cartoon Guide to Physics to set you straight. You don't have to be a scientist to grasp these and many other complex ideas, because The Cartoon Guide to Physics explains them all: velocity, acceleration, explosions, electricity and magnetism, circuits -- even a taste of relativity theory -- and much more, in simple, clear, and, yes, funny illustrations. Physics will never be the same!

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Larry Gonick has been creating comics that explain math, history, science, and other big subjects for more than forty years. He has been a calculus instructor at Harvard (where he earned his BA and MA in mathematics) and a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT, and he is currently staff cartoonist for Muse magazine. He lives in San Francisco, California.

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