Physics I For Dummies

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9780470903247: Physics I For Dummies

Physics I For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9780470903247) is now being published as Physics I For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781119293590). While this version features an older Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the new release and should not be considered a different product.

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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The fast and easy way to get up to speed on physics

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. Tracking to a typical Physics I course, it 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!

  • Get into motion — start your journey with a look at acceleration, velocity, and displacement, which is a great way to understand how physics works

  • May the force be with you — get the 411 on Newton's laws and easily grasp equal and opposite forces, inertia and mass, friction, equilibrium, and much more

  • Make physics work — discover the ins and outs of turning energy into work, conserving mechanical energy, and seeing how rotational motion makes the world go 'round

  • Turn up the heat with thermodynamics — find out everything you need to know about the physics of heat, temperature, and the ideal gas laws you'll encounter in your studies

Open the book and find:

  • How to measure displacement, speed, velocity, and acceleration

  • Math fundamentals and systems of measurement you need to know

  • Plain-English explanations of Newton's laws

  • The lowdown on gravity, inclined planes, and friction

  • A look at centripetal acceleration, momentum and impulse, and angular kinetics

  • The scoop on fluids, flow, and pressure

  • The laws of thermodynamics

Learn to:

  • Get up to speed on the basic concepts of physics

  • Grasp formulas in a clear and concise manner

  • Explore the newest discoveries in the field

About 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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