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Physics Essentials For Dummies

Physics Essentials For Dummies

Steven Holzner

ISBN: 978-0-470-64461-4 April 2010 192 Pages




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 of ramp-up and ancillary material, Physics Essentials For Dummies contains content focused on key topics only. It provides discrete explanations of critical concepts taught in an introductory physics course, from force and motion to momentum and kinetics. This guide is also a perfect reference for parents who need to review critical physics concepts as they help high school students with homework assignments, as well as for adult learners headed back to the classroom who just need a refresher of the core concepts.

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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 Angular Kinetics.

Chapter 10: Taking a Spin with Rotational Dynamics.

Chapter 11: There and Back Again: Simple Harmonic Motion.

Chapter 12: Ten Marvels of Relativity.