Forces and Motionby Robert Snedden
In Forces and Motion readers will discover how, from moving our bodies in the simplest ways to performing feats of athleticism to moving huge objects across vast distances at great speed, we harness forces and motion to improve our lives and explore our Universe. Special topics and areas of interest include the following: Explanations of terms and concepts such as acceleration, velocity, gravity, and buoyancy, Different forces or motions, including speed, friction, pressure, and projectile motion, How scientists investigate forces and motion, How we use various forces and motion in our everyday lives.
These titles provide straightforward and clear discussions of their topics. The layout is bright and colorful, with photographs and illustrations on almost every page. Charts and diagrams that complement the texts are included throughout. In addition, the authors make use of sidebars and boxed areas to highlight key individuals and pertinent quotes, and offer other supplemental information. For example, The Nature of Matter includes a fact box profiling John Dalton. Transfer discusses heat, light, and energy in other forms, as well as sources and more. Parker discusses various types of electricity, and how electricity and magnetism work together and affect our everyday lives. Forces and Motion includes fact boxes on Galileo, Isaac Newton, and Blaise Pascal. Readers are introduced to Newton's Laws, friction, speed and acceleration, and more. In all four books, explanations are easy to read and cover their subjects well.
Maren OstergardCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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