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 oframp-up and ancillary material, Physics Essentials ForDummies contains content focused on key topics only. Itprovides discrete explanations of critical concepts taught in anintroductory physics course, from force and motion to momentum andkinetics. This guide is also a perfect reference for parents whoneed to review critical physics concepts as they help high schoolstudents with homework assignments, as well as for adult learnersheaded back to the classroom who just need a refresher of the coreconcepts. The Essentials For Dummies Series Dummies is proud to present our new series, The Essentials ForDummies. Now students who are prepping for exams, preparing tostudy new material, or who just need a refresher can have aconcise, easy-to-understand review guide that covers an entirecourse by concentrating solely on the most important concepts. Fromalgebra and chemistry to grammar and Spanish, our expert authorsfocus on the skills students most need to succeed in a subject.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 145 x 214 x 11mm | 202g
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 0470618418
  • 9780470618417
  • 25,496

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The easy way to grasp the critical concepts of physics

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

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

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

Get 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

Learn to:

The fundamentals of force, work, and energy

The components of linear and rotational motion

How to connect physics concepts with the real world
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Table of contents

Introduction. Chapter 1: Viewing the World through the Lens of Physics. Chapter 2: Taking Vectors Step by Step. Chapter 3: Going the Distance with Speed and Acceleration. Chapter 4: Studying Circular Motions. Chapter 5: Push-Ups and Pull-Ups: Exercises in Force. Chapter 6: Falling Slowly: Gravity and Friction. Chapter 7: Putting Physics to Work. Chapter 8: Moving Objects with Impulse and Momentum. Chapter 9: Navigating the Twists and Turns of AngularKinetics. Chapter 10: Taking a Spin with Rotational Dynamics. Chapter 11: There and Back Again: Simple Harmonic Motion. Chapter 12: Ten Marvels of Relativity. Index.
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About Steven Holzner

Steven Holzner, PhD, is a former faculty member at Cornell University and MIT. He is the author of Physics For Dummies.
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