Basic Physics

Basic Physics : A Self-teaching Guide, 2nd Edition

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A complicated subject made simple This fascinating resource takes all the basic concepts of an introductory physics course taught in high school or college and-using plain language, hundreds of illustrations, and colorful, interesting examples-brings them vividly to life. It is designed to enable readers to explore the subject matter in short steps, building gradually from one principle to another at their own pace. Complete and self-contained, Basic Physics is the perfect aid for anyone needing help in introductory physics, as well as a refresher for students taking higher-level classes and adults requiring a brush-up before returning to school. * A fully revised edition of the book that sold close to 50,000 copies * Math included in optional sections, allowing a choice of either a mathematical or non-mathematical approach KARL KUHN, PhD, (Richmond Kentucky) is Professor of Physics at Eastern Kentucky more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 190.5 x 233.68 x 17.78mm | 566.99g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2nd Revised ed.
  • 0471134473
  • 9780471134473
  • 27,738

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The fast, easy way to master the fundamentals of physics Here is the most practical, complete, and easy-to-use guide available for understanding physics and the physical world. Even if you don't consider yourself a "science" person, this book helps make learning key concepts a pleasure, not a chore. Whether you need help in a course, want to review the basics for an exam, or simply have always been curious about such physical phenomena as energy, sound, electricity, light, and color, you've come to the right place! This fully up-to-date edition of Basic Physics: Has been tested, rewritten, and retested to ensure that you can teach yourself all about physics Requires no math--mathematical treatments and applications are included in optional sections so that you can choose either a mathematical or nonmathematical approach Lets you work at your own pace with a helpful question-and-answer format Lists objectives for each chapter--you can skip ahead or find extra help if you need it Reinforces what you learn with end-of-chapter self-testsshow more

About Karl F. Kuhn

Karl F. Kuhn, Ph.D., is Professor of Physics at Eastern Kentucky more

Table of contents

Force and Motion; Newton's Laws of Motion; The Conservation of Momentum and Energy; Gravity; Atoms and Molecules; Solids; Liquids and Gases; Temperature and Heat; Change of State and Transfer of Heat; Wave Motion; Sound; Diffraction, Interference, and Music; Static Electricity; Electrical Current; Magnetism and Magnetic Effects of Currents; Electrical Induction; Electromagnetic Waves; Light: Wave or Particle?; The Quantum Nature of Light; Reflection, Refraction, and Dispersion; Lenses and Instruments; Light as a Wave; Color; Appendices; more

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