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Physics For Dummies | Paperback

Released on 13 December 2005

Author: Stephen Holzner | Format: Paperback

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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; and, 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, and how the gravitational pull of black holes is too strong for even light to escape. May the force be with you!

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Although it has been written for the American market, anyone with an ounce of common sense should be able to follow what is trying to be explained in the book. It is laid out as simply as possible, but do not try an read the explanations as you would a normal book. Get a pen and paper and do the examples as you go along. It makes them easier to understand.

I used the book as extra research as part of my completed engineering course, as a mature student and some of the items discussed in the book helped me gain a further insight to my Mechanical Principles unit and helped me pass an assignment or two. The last time I did any physics was over half my life ago so I was a little rusty and this was so simple that even me, as a blonde, could follow it. I will probably go back to it when trying to deal with the stuff in my up coming university course.

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AuthorStephen Holzner
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Inc (United States)
FormatPaperback - 384 Pages