Physics I For Dummies

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The fun and easy way to get up to speed on the basic concepts of physics

For high school and undergraduate students alike, physics classes are recommended or required courses for a wide variety of majors, and continue to be a challenging and often confusing course.

Physics I For Dummies tracks specifically to an introductory course and, keeping with the traditionally easy-to-follow Dummies style, teaches you ...

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Overview

The fun and easy way to get up to speed on the basic concepts of physics

For high school and undergraduate students alike, physics classes are recommended or required courses for a wide variety of majors, and continue to be a challenging and often confusing course.

Physics I For Dummies tracks specifically to an introductory course and, keeping with the traditionally easy-to-follow Dummies style, teaches you the basic principles and formulas in a clear and concise manner, proving that you don't have to be Einstein to understand physics!

  • Explains the basic principles in a simple, clear, and entertaining fashion
  • New edition includes updated examples and explanations, as well as the newest discoveries in the field
  • Contains the newest teaching techniques

If just thinking about the laws of physics makes your head spin, this hands-on, friendly guide gets you out of the black hole and sheds light on this often-intimidating subject.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470903247
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/5/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 72,324
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven Holzner, PhD is a former contributing editor at PC Magazine and has been on the faculty of both MIT and Cornell University. He is the author of Physics II For Dummies, Physics Essentials For Dummies, and Quantum Physics For Dummies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Putting Physics into Motion.

Chapter 1: Using Physics to Understand Your World.

Chapter 2: Reviewing Physics Measurement and Math Fundamentals.

Chapter 3: Exploring the Need for Speed.

Chapter 4: Following Directions: Motion in Two Dimensions.

Part II: May the Forces of Physics Be with You.

Chapter 5: When Push Comes to Shove: Force.

Chapter 6: Getting Down with Gravity, Inclined Planes, and Friction.

Chapter 7: Circling around Rotational Motion and Orbits.

Chapter 8: Go with the Flow: Looking at Pressure in Fluids.

Part III: Manifesting the Energy to Work.

Chapter 9: Getting Some Work Out of Physics.

Chapter 10: Putting Objects in Motion: Momentum and Impulse.

Chapter 11: Winding Up with Angular Kinetics.

Chapter 12: Round and Round with Rotational Dynamics.

Chapter 13: Springs 'n' Things: Simple Harmonic Motion.

Part IV: Laying Down the Laws of Thermodynamics.

Chapter 14: Turning Up the Heat with Thermodynamics.

Chapter 15: Here, Take My Coat: How Heat Is Transferred.

Chapter 16: In the Best of All Possible Worlds: The Ideal Gas Law.

Chapter 17: Heat and Work: The Laws of Thermodynamics.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten Physics Heroes.

Chapter 19: Ten Wild Physics Theories.

Glossary.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2012

    Consider the book over the electronic version

    If you purchase the "e-version" for your reader, the formulas are so small that you can't see them. The information was a good foundation for physics, and I would recommend the book. The e-version is lacking without being able to see the formulas.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2013

    I bought the paperback versions of "Physics 1 for Dummies&

    I bought the paperback versions of "Physics 1 for Dummies" and "Physics 2 for Dummies" to brush up on 1st year college physics to help my son prepare for the AP exams. These are much better books than the "AP Physics B Crash Course" -- far fewer mistakes in the text and equations, much clearer explanations of the material, and a writing style that points out that physics can be both fun and interesting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    Disappointed with Physics for Dummies

    The book is a good start to study physics but the formulas are so small they are unreadable even if the font is enlarged to the maximum

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