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

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

Karl F. Kuhn

ISBN: 978-0-471-13447-3 April 1996 320 Pages


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The fast, easy way to master the fundamentals of physics

Here is the most practical, complete, and easy-to-use guideavailable for understanding physics and the physical world. Even ifyou don't consider yourself a "science" person, this book helpsmake learning key concepts a pleasure, not a chore. Whether youneed help in a course, want to review the basics for an exam, orsimply have always been curious about such physical phenomena asenergy, sound, electricity, light, and color, you've come to theright place! This fully up-to-date edition of Basic Physics:
* Has been tested, rewritten, and retested to ensure that you canteach yourself all about physics
* Requires no math--mathematical treatments and applications areincluded in optional sections so that you can choose either amathematical or nonmathematical approach
* Lets you work at your own pace with a helpful question-and-answerformat
* Lists objectives for each chapter--you can skip ahead or findextra help if you need it
* Reinforces what you learn with end-of-chapter self-tests
Force and Motion.

Newton's Laws of Motion.

The Conservation of Momentum and Energy.


Atoms and Molecules.


Liquids and Gases.

Temperature and Heat.

Change of State and Transfer of Heat.

Wave Motion.


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.