Does just thinking about the laws of motion make your head spin? Does studying electricity short your circuits? Do the complexities of thermodynamics cool your enthusiasm? Thanks to this book, you don't have to be Einstein to understand physics. As you read about Newton's Laws, Kepler's Laws, Hooke's Law, Ohm's Law, and others, you'll appreciate the "For Dummies" law: The easier we make it, the faster people understand it and the more they enjoy it! Whether you're taking a class, helping kids with homework, or trying to find out how the world works, this book helps you understand basic physics. It covers: measurements, units, and significant figures; forces such as displacement, speed, and acceleration; vectors and physics notation; motion, energy, and waves (sound, light, wave-particle); solids, liquids, and gases; thermodynamics; electromagnetism; relativity; and, atomic and nuclear structures. Steven Holzner, Ph.D. earned his B.S. at MIT and his Ph.D. at Cornell, where he taught Physics 101 and 102 for over 10 years. He livens things up with cool physics facts, real-world examples, and simple experiments that will heighten your enthusiasm for physics and science. The book ends with some out-of-this world physics that will set your mind in motion: the possibility of wormholes in space, the Big Bang, and how the gravitational pull of black holes is too strong for even light to escape. May the force be with you!
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Descrizione libro For Dummies, 2004. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110764554336
Descrizione libro For Dummies, 2004. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: IntroductionPart I: Putting Physics into Motion.Chapter 1: Using Physics to Understand Your World.Chapter 2: Understanding Physics Fundamentals.Chapter 3: Exploring the Need for Speed.Chapter 4: Following Directions: Which Way Are You Going?Part II: May the Forces of Physics Be with You.Chapter 5: When Push Comes to Shove: Force.Chapter 6: What a Drag: Inclined Planes and Friction.Chapter 7: Circling around Circular Motions and Orbits.Part III: Manifesting the Energy to Work.Chapter 8: Getting Some Work out of Physics.Chapter 9: Putting Objects in Motion: Momentum and Impulse.Chapter 10: Winding Up with Angular Kinetics.Chapter 11: Round and Round with Rotational Dynamics.Chapter 12: Springs-n-Things: Simple Harmonic Motion.Part IV: Laying Down the Laws of Thermodynamics.Chapter 13: Turning Up the Heat with Thermodynamics.Chapter 14: Here, Take My Coat: Heat Transfer in Solids and Gases.Chapter 15: When Heat and Work Collide: The Laws of Thermodynamics.Part V: Getting a Charge out of Electricity and Magnetism.Chapter 16: Zapping Away with Static Electricity.Chapter 17: Giving Electrons a Push with Circuits.Chapter 18: Magnetism: More than Attraction.Chapter 19: Keeping the Current Going with Voltage.Chapter 20: Shedding Some Light on Mirrors and Lenses.Part VI: The Part of Tens.Chapter 21: Ten Amazing Insights on Relativity.Chapter 22: Ten Wild Physics Theories.Glossary.Index. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0764554336