Basic Physics: A Self-Teaching Guide / Edition 2

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Overview

The fast, easy way to master the fundamentals of physics

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

An introductory physics text with a lucid and systematic approach that is equally suitable for the classroom and self-study.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471134473
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/28/1996
  • Series: Wiley Self-Teaching Guides Series , #167
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 107,301
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Karl F. Kuhn, Ph.D., is Professor of Physics at Eastern Kentucky University.
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Table of Contents

Force and Motion.

Newton's Laws of Motion.

The Conservation of Momentum and Energy.

Gravity.

Atoms and Molecules.

Solids.

Liquids and Gases.

Temperature and Heat.

Change of State and Transfer of Heat.

Wave Motion.

Sound.

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.

Color.

Appendices.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2014

    GREAT TEACHING TOOL!

    Excellent sequential teaching/learning method.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2003

    A great start off book

    A simple book,almost anyone can understand it. It gives a start in many physics topics, perfect for someone with no backround.

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