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Physics Essentials For Dummies

Holzner, Steven

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1. Edition June 2019
192 Pages, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-59028-6
John Wiley & Sons

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Physics Essentials For Dummies (9781119590286) was previously published as Physics Essentials For Dummies (9780470618417). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.

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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Introduction 1

Chapter 1: Viewing the World through the Lens of Physics 5

Chapter 2: Taking Vectors Step by Step 15

Chapter 3: Going the Distance with Speed and Acceleration 25

Chapter 4: Studying Circular Motions 41

Chapter 5: Push-Ups and Pull-Ups: Exercises in Force 49

Chapter 6: Falling Slowly: Gravity and Friction 63

Chapter 7: Putting Physics to Work 77

Chapter 8: Moving Objects with Impulse and Momentum 95

Chapter 9: Navigating the Twists and Turns of Angular Kinetics 111

Chapter 10: Taking a Spin with Rotational Dynamics 127

Chapter 11: There and Back Again: Simple Harmonic Motion 139

Chapter 12: Ten Marvels of Relativity 159

Index 167
Steven Holzner, PhD, was a contributing editor at PC Magazine and was on the faculty of both MIT and Cornell University. He wrote Physics For Dummies, Physics II For Dummies, and Quantum Physics For Dummies.

S. Holzner, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Cornell University