Physics: Everyday Science at the Speed of Light

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Physics is an entertaining introduction to the world of physics, written with the curious beginner in mind. Covering everything from early Greek thinkers to modern scientists, it will take you on a fascinating journey through many of history’s greatest scientific achievements.

Written in a highly readable style and with illustrated examples throughout, Physics does not require prior knowledge of the subject. From the workings of the world around you to the mysteries of the ...

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Overview

Physics is an entertaining introduction to the world of physics, written with the curious beginner in mind. Covering everything from early Greek thinkers to modern scientists, it will take you on a fascinating journey through many of history’s greatest scientific achievements.

Written in a highly readable style and with illustrated examples throughout, Physics does not require prior knowledge of the subject. From the workings of the world around you to the mysteries of the universe, it conveys the concepts of physics in a clear and accessible way. It is also filled with challenging problems and fun exercises designed to test your knowledge as you progress.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781435127579
  • Publisher: Metro Books
  • Publication date: 4/11/2011
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 331,586
  • Product dimensions: 5.86 (w) x 8.38 (h) x 0.86 (d)

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  • Posted September 1, 2013

    I had high hopes for this little book. The binding, the heavy p

    I had high hopes for this little book. The binding, the heavy paper, and the font were wonderful. However, the book seems to have been written either for or by a grammar school student. Indeed, more text is spent on the lives of the scientists than on the concepts of their discoveries. Relatively simple concepts are inadequately explained and while they may satisfy a young child, leave one scratching his head wondering "what in the heck is he talking about".

    The study of physics is at once both fascinating and exhilaratiing; this book conveys neither to the student nor the casual reader.

    The "exercises" are poor and mostly useless once again because there's no real discussion of the concepts. The only Exercise which I found useful was that of Time and Space Dilation. It is a pity that the author neglected to put a similar effort into the other exercises as he did with this one.

    All in all, unless you need to write a simple 200 word report on one of the many famous scientists mentioned in this book, I'd recommend that you look elsewhere for an explanation of any concept in physics.

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