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Now it's relatively EASY to learn ADVANCED PHYSICS

Interested in excelling in physics but don't have infinite time or the IQ of Einstein? No problem! Advanced Physics Demystified helps you understand this complex subject matter without expending a lot of energy.

You'll start by learning about linear motion and plane trajectories and then move on to circular and harmonic motion. Next, you'll study thermodynamics, electrical impedance and admittance, and alternating-current circuit analysis. Gravitation, nuclear physics, and radiant energy are also covered. Filled with helpful illustrations and examples and featuring end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam, this book will teach you the essentials of advanced physics in no time at all.

This fast and easy guide offers:

  • Numerous figures to illustrate key concepts
  • Sample problems with worked solutions
  • A quick way to prepare for physics questions on college entrance exams
  • Coverage of Kepler's Laws, Newton's Law, and Ohm's Law for AC circuits
  • A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Advanced Physics Demystified takes the resistance out of learning this fascinating subject.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071479448
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/1/2007
  • Series: Demystified Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 354
  • Sales rank: 683,172
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Stan Gibilisco (Deadwood, SD) is the father of the DeMYSTiFied series, and the author of Physics DeMYSTiFied, Statistics DeMYSTiFied, and Technical Math DeMYSTiFied, among many other titles. He is a writer and editor with nearly a quarter century of experience, and with numerous published nonfiction books in the fields of electronics, general science, mathematics, and computing. He has worked as a technical writer in industry, as a radio-frequency (RF) engineer, and as a magazine editor. One of Stan’s books, Encyclopedia of Electronics (TAB Books, 1985), was named by the American Library Association (ALA) in its list of "Best References of the 1980s." Another of his books, McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Personal Computing (McGraw-Hill, 1995) was named as a "Best Reference of 1996" by the ALA.

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Table of Contents

Preface     xi
Acknowledgments     xiii
Linear Motion and Plane Trajectories     1
Time     1
Displacement     2
Velocity     2
Acceleration     6
Mass     10
Force, Momentum, and Impulse     12
Plane Trajectories     17
Quiz     26
Collisions, Work, Energy, and Power     29
Collisions     29
Work     38
Energy     43
Power     51
Quiz     55
Circular and Harmonic Motion     59
Aspects of Uniform Circular Motion     59
Rotational Dynamics     66
Angular Momentum and Kinetic Energy     72
The Circular-Motion Model for Oscillation     79
An Oscillating Spring     84
Quiz     90
Thermodynamics     95
Temperature     95
Thermal Energy Transfer     100
Thermal Behavior of Solids     106
Thermal Behavior of Gases     110
Thermal Processes and Cyclic Heat Engines     117
Quiz     125
Electrical and Magnetic Effects     129
Electric Charge     129
Electric Force     131
Electric Fields     136
Magnetic Poles     146
Magnetic Flux     150
Magnetic Interaction     154
Quiz     160
Electrical Impedance and Admittance     165
Some Preliminary Math     165
Impedance     171
The RX Plane     178
Characteristic Impedance     182
Admittance     186
The GB plane     190
Quiz     193
Alternating-Current Circuit Analysis     197
Complex Impedances in Series     197
Series RLC Circuits     202
Complex Admittances in Parallel     204
Parallel GLC Circuits     209
Putting it All Together     212
Ohm's Law for AC Circuits     216
Quiz     222
Gravitation     225
What Is Gravitation?     225
Gravitational Fields     234
Orbits and Kepler's Laws     245
Extreme Gravitation     252
Quiz     262
Atomic Physics and Radiant Energy     265
The Nature of Matter     265
The Nature of Radiant Energy     274
Nuclear Decay and Fission     282
Nuclear Fusion     291
Quiz     297
Final Exam     301
Answers to Quiz and Exam Questions     335
Suggested Additional Reading     339
Index     341
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2008

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    Physics is a massive subject and this complements Physics Demystified well and is more fun as it starts rocketry and meteors 'as in collisions and such'. Its really not 'advanced' but its a great step to the upper level classes you may want.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2008

    Good supplement for honors physics

    My son and daughter are both taking high-school honors physics. I saw this book on the shelf at the local library and checked it out for them. After going through it, we decided to buy a copy. My kids are pretty good at science, and they're not having much trouble with honors physics -- but we figured that a little extra help can't hurt, especially since they'd both like to get into major universities. They're finding 'Advanced Physics Demystified' useful because it presents things a little differently than their regular textbook, and it also gives them some good 'test-taking practice.' Anyone who is thinking about buying this book should be aware that it is not a college upperclass or graduate-level physics course. It appears to be written mostly for bright high-school students, like my kids.

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