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Physics Essentials for Dummies (Paperback) (Steven Holzner & Daniel Wohns)

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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

ùMay the force be with you: get the lowdown on Newton's laws of motion and what they tell us about force

ùFind your direction: overcome your fear of vectors so you can better understand velocity, acceleration, and force

ùGet 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
Each book covers all the necessary information a beginner needs to know about a particular topic, providing an index for easy reference and using the series' signature set of symbols to clue the reader in to key topics, categorized under such titles as Tip, Remember, Warning!, Technical Stuff and True Story.
Number of Pages: 174
Genre: Science
Sub-Genre: Physics, Study + Teaching
Series Title: For Dummies
Format: Paperback
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Author: Steven Holzner & Daniel Wohns
Language: English
Street Date: May 17, 2010
TCIN: 12353582
UPC: 9780470618417
Item Number (DPCI): 248-44-8979
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