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In the beginning was chaos. But then everything got organized into elements. Then it was discovered that all these elements were made up of particles in patterns. After that someone decided that they weren't so much particles as waves. But then someone else suggested that the waves were really strings. And now they think that the strings are quite chaotic… If the physicists can't decide how things really are, what chance have the rest of us got? Fortunately, Get a Grip on Physics is here to guide you through the ...
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New York, NY 2002 Soft Cover First Edition, 5th Printing New in New jacket BRAND NEW COPY. Paperback w/dustjacket. A synopsis, a tutorial, a basic dictionary and a ... reference/resource to basic concepts of modern physics. Text printed on "eye-soothing" brown paper w/illustrations. 6 chapters: 1, Atoms & Molecules; 2, Beyond Newton; 3, The Quantum World; 4, Even Newer Physics; 5, Back to the Future; and 6, Tomorrow's Physics. Read more Show Less

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In the beginning was chaos. But then everything got organized into elements. Then it was discovered that all these elements were made up of particles in patterns. After that someone decided that they weren't so much particles as waves. But then someone else suggested that the waves were really strings. And now they think that the strings are quite chaotic… If the physicists can't decide how things really are, what chance have the rest of us got? Fortunately, Get a Grip on Physics is here to guide you through the maze of theories, relative, general and otherwise, and bring you right up to date with the state of the universe.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780760737484
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/1/2003
  • Series: Get a Grip On Series
  • Pages: 192

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  • Posted February 28, 2014

    Recommended.

    This is a kool little book. It's kinda like going back in time to maybe the 1950s or so, the way the illustrations are presented. The comic-book-style layout makes this book fun to read, and presents a different way to learn basic physics than the usual boring Physics
    101. Unfortunately, I don't think the publisher has any plans for more topics like Get A Grip On Quantum Mechanics, or Get A Grip On Astronomy. (That's a HINT, Dover!)

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  • Posted September 26, 2009

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    Perfect lay out.

    This book really makes it easy to follow the progression of physics while managing to keep the reader interested.

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  • Posted June 6, 2009

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    A Very Handy Reference

    I've taken video courses on quantum mechanics and have read several books on particle physics and relativity. It's not always easy to keep the timeline of discoveries and the basic principles in order. This little book puts it all in order, from Newtonian basics to String Theory. You are introduced to the main characters in the world of physics and important terms are highlighted and defined. For me, this book really helps as a basic reference. For those not so well read on the subject, it can serve as an excellent point of departure for more research. It's all here in a nutshell!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2008

    Outstanding Outline of Physics

    This is such an excellent source of information to fill the physics learning gaps. I find I take it with me everywhere, and I am able to read it in small increments. It helps to inform me on where the larger picture contemporary views come from, and why. It also illustrates how physics is an ever changing and growing world of understanding our Universe. How all knowledge and understanding stands on the shoulders of prior knowledge and understanding.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2004

    A Wonderful Introduction to Classical, Modern and New Physics

    Although it is a bit silly in spots, this does such a good job of looking at the history and explainations of not only the usual physics (Newtonian gravity, momentum, etc.) and modern physics (Einstein's special and general relativity), but also the 'new' physics like chaos theory. There are a few equations here and there, but you can ignore them if they aren't helpful. The author always has diagrams as well as sidebars to flesh out the explainations. For $5, it's a deal!

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