The Manga Guide to Physics

The Manga Guide to Physics

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by Hideo Nitta, Keita Takatsu, Ltd. Trend-Pro Co.
     
 

Megumi is frustrated by physics. She befriends physics whiz Ryota, who teaches her about Newton's laws of motion, vectors and scalars, inertia, velocity, and acceleration. With extended explanations and examples, this informative and charming guide will have readers up to speed on the physics of motion in no time.See more details below

Overview

Megumi is frustrated by physics. She befriends physics whiz Ryota, who teaches her about Newton's laws of motion, vectors and scalars, inertia, velocity, and acceleration. With extended explanations and examples, this informative and charming guide will have readers up to speed on the physics of motion in no time.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Sarah Flowers
Megumi is a great tennis player but not so great at physics. Fortunately, Ryota, the stereotypical geek with a crush on Megumi, offers to help her with physics concepts. Using things Megumi already understands, like tennis and rollerblading, Ryota covers the basics of physics, including action and reaction, force and motion, momentum, and energy. Each concept is presented in graphic format and followed by several pages of text summary, with diagrams as needed. This book is unlikely to stand alone as an introduction to physics, but it could be very useful as a review of concepts or as a supplement to a high-school physics course. The examples, mainly using sports, help to illustrate the concepts in a way that is appealing and practical. Reviewer: Sarah Flowers

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593271961
Publisher:
No Starch Press San Francisco, CA
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Series:
Manga Guide to Science Series
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
494,333
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Hideo Nitta, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Physics at Tokyo Gakugei University. He has had many papers and books published by Japanese and overseas publishers on subjects including quantum dynamics and radiation physics. He also has a strong interest in physics education. He is a member of the International Commission on Physics Education (ICPE), which is a commission of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP).

Trend Pro, Inc. is a pioneer of Ad-Manga—advertisement and advertising using Manga—in Japan. The company has produced over 1,700 Ad-Manga for over 700 clients, including many well-known public companies and government agencies. The company has over 100 registered professional Manga artists.

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