Physics I Workbook For Dummies

Physics I Workbook For Dummies

by Steven Holzner


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Physics I Workbook For Dummies by Steven Holzner

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118825778
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/31/2014
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 185,125
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Steven Holzner, PhD, was an educator and contributingeditor at PC Magazine.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

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

Index 317

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