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Unleash your inner Einstein and score higher in physics
Do you have a handle on basic physics terms and concepts, butyour problem-solving skills could use some static friction?Physics I Workbook For Dummies helps you build upon what youalready know to learn how to solve the most common physics problemswith confidence and ease.
Physics I Workbook For Dummies gets the ball rolling witha brief overview of the nuts and bolts of physics (i.e. convertingmeasure, counting signification figures, applying math skills tophysics problems, etc.) before getting in the nitty gritty. Ifyou're already a pro you can skip this section and jump right intothe practice problems. There, you'll get the lowdown on how to takeyour problem-solving skills to a whole new plane—without everfeeling like you've been left spiraling down a black hole.
- Easy-to-follow instructions and practical tips
- Complete answer explanations are included so you can see whereyou went wrong (or right)
- Covers the ten most common mistakes people make when solvingpractice physics problems
When push comes to shove, this friendly guide is just what youneed to set your physics problem-solving skills in motion.
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About the Author
Steven Holzner, PhD, was an educator and contributingeditor at PC Magazine.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Started with Physics 3
Chapter 1: Reviewing Physics Basics 5
Chapter 2: The Big Three: Displacement, Velocity, andAcceleration 23
Chapter 3: Vectors: Knowing Where You’reHeaded 39
Part II: May the Forces Be with You 57
Chapter 4: Applying Force 59
Chapter 5: Working with Inclined Planes 77
Chapter 6: Round and Round: Circular Motion 95
Part III: Being Energetic: Work 115
Chapter 7: Working the Physics Way 117
Chapter 8: Getting Things to Move: Momentum and KineticEnergy 139
Chapter 9: Winding It Up: Rotational Motion andTorque 159
Chapter 10: Getting Dizzy with Rotational Dynamics 175
Chapter 11: Simple Harmonic Motion 193
Part IV: Obeying the Laws of Thermodynamics 211
Chapter 12: You’re Getting Warm:Thermodynamics 213
Chapter 13: Under Pressure: From Solid to Liquid toGas 229
Chapter 14: All about Heat and Work 247
Part V: Zap: Electricity 267
Chapter 15: Static Electricity: Electrons at Rest 269
Chapter 16: Electrons in Motion: Circuits 289
Part VI: The Part of Tens 309
Chapter 17: Ten Common Mistakes People Make When SolvingProblems 311
Chapter 18: Ten Online Physics Tutorials andResources 315