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Physics I For Dummies



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This is the 2nd edition with a publication date of 7/5/2011.
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Physics I For Dummies, 2nd Edition, explains the basic principles of physics in a simple, clear, and entertaining fashion. Revised to be a supplement to a course in Physics I and the companion to Physics II For Dummies, it includes information on the basics of physics, including motion; energy; waves (sound, light, wave-particle); solids, liquids, and gasses; thermodynamics; electromagnetism; relativity; atomic and nuclear structures; and the Big Bang theory and stars. For anyone who wants to review for an exam, is looking for a supplement for a course, or is simply curious to learn about physics, this updated edition of Physics I For Dummies is of great value. It includes: The most current teaching techniques Newest physics and scientific discoveries Updated examples and explanations

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents


Part I: Putting Physics into Motion.

Chapter 1: Using Physics to Understand Your World.

Chapter 2: Reviewing Physics Measurement and Math Fundamentals.

Chapter 3: Exploring the Need for Speed.

Chapter 4: Following Directions: Motion in Two Dimensions.

Part II: May the Forces of Physics Be with You.

Chapter 5: When Push Comes to Shove: Force.

Chapter 6: Getting Down with Gravity, Inclined Planes, and Friction.

Chapter 7: Circling around Rotational Motion and Orbits.

Chapter 8: Go with the Flow: Looking at Pressure in Fluids.

Part III: Manifesting the Energy to Work.

Chapter 9: Getting Some Work Out of Physics.

Chapter 10: Putting Objects in Motion: Momentum and Impulse.

Chapter 11: Winding Up with Angular Kinetics.

Chapter 12: Round and Round with Rotational Dynamics.

Chapter 13: Springs 'n' Things: Simple Harmonic Motion.

Part IV: Laying Down the Laws of Thermodynamics.

Chapter 14: Turning Up the Heat with Thermodynamics.

Chapter 15: Here, Take My Coat: How Heat Is Transferred.

Chapter 16: In the Best of All Possible Worlds: The Ideal Gas Law.

Chapter 17: Heat and Work: The Laws of Thermodynamics.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten Physics Heroes.

Chapter 19: Ten Wild Physics Theories.



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