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Steven Holzner
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18 May 2010 For Dummies
For students who just need to know the vital concepts of physics, whether as a refresher, for exam prep, or as a reference, Physics Essentials For Dummies is a must–have guide. Free of ramp–up and ancillary material, Physics Essentials For Dummies contains content focused on key topics only. It provides discrete explanations of critical concepts taught in an introductory physics course, from force and motion to momentum and kinetics. This guide is also a perfect reference for parents who need to review critical physics concepts as they help high school students with homework assignments, as well as for adult learners headed back to the classroom who just need a refresher of the core concepts. The Essentials For Dummies Series Dummies is proud to present our new series, The Essentials For Dummies. Now students who are prepping for exams, preparing to study new material, or who just need a refresher can have a concise, easy–to–understand review guide that covers an entire course by concentrating solely on the most important concepts. From algebra and chemistry to grammar and Spanish, our expert authors focus on the skills students most need to succeed in a subject.

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (18 May 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470618418
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470618417
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 14.1 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 58,703 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Steve Holzner, PhD, received his undergraduate graduate degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his PhD at Cornell University. He also taught Physics at Cornell University for over ten years and is the author of Physics For Dummies, Quantum Physics For Dummies, Physics Workbook For Dummies and Quantum Physics Workbook For Dummies.

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The easy way to grasp the critical concepts of physics From force and motion to momentum and energy, Physics Essentials For Dummies bypasses the fluff and focuses solely on the critical concepts taught in an introductory physics course. This handy guide provides concise explanations of key subjects using real–world examples, so it′s perfect for clarifying concepts and helping you cram for exams. Physics and your world — discover how physics plays into every aspect of the world around you Giddy up — explore displacement, speed, velocity, and acceleration and figure out how they fit together May the force be with you — get the lowdown on Newton′s laws of motion and what they tell us about force Find your direction — overcome your fear of vectors so you can better understand velocity, acceleration, and force Get in motion — understand the basics of impulse and momentum, and see what happens when objects collide Open the book and find: Tips for working with vectors How to apply displacement, velocity, and acceleration to circular motion Why Newton′s laws of motion are so crucial to understanding force The basics of work, energy, and power How to transition from linear to rotational motion The lowdown on gravity and friction The fundamentals of simple harmonic motion Amazing insights on relativity Learn to: The fundamentals of force, work, and energy The components of linear and rotational motion How to connect physics concepts with the real world

About the Author

Steven Holzner , PhD, is a former faculty member at Cornell University and MIT. He is the author of Physics For Dummies .

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1.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Problem 11 Aug 2013
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Sadly I cannot recommend buying this book on kindle. The fractions and algebraic formulae are so small that they are virtually illegible and not susceptible of increasing the font size. What a pity. Fortunately I only looked at the sample, so did not waste money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still stuck! 12 May 2014
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Bought this to have a look at with my 9 year old as he asks questions that I can't remember the answer from my days at school, I like the dummies range of books as they are straight forward.....this is a bit advanced for him but we have it for later on when he's older
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love! 26 Sep 2013
By lee-ann
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I'm a fan of the Dummies range and this book was perfect for my little brain to learn about physics!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! 28 Aug 2013
By Vas
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I bought this as a gift for my son because he is obsessed with science. After he read this book he said it was extremely interesting and we bought most of the books in the "for dummies" series 10/10! I would highly recommend for both people struggling with physics or people that like reading science books.
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