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Physics Essentials For Dummies Paperback – 30 April 2010

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  • ISBN-13 : 978-0470618417
  • ISBN-10 : 0470618418
  • Paperback : 192 pages
  • Product Dimensions : 13.97 x 1.78 x 21.34 cm
  • Publisher : For Dummies (30 April 2010)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 167 ratings

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From the Back Cover

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

About the Author

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