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Product details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (18 May 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470618418
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470618417
  • Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 1.1 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 144,753 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, PhysicsEssentials For Dummies bypasses the fluff and focuses solely onthe critical concepts taught in an introductory physics course.This handy guide provides concise explanations of key subjectsusing real–world examples, so it′s perfect for clarifying conceptsand helping you cram for exams.

  • Physics and your world discover how physics plays intoevery aspect of the world around you

  • Giddy up explore displacement, speed, velocity, andacceleration and figure out how they fit together

  • May the force be with you get the lowdown on Newton′slaws of motion and what they tell us about force

  • Find your direction overcome your fear of vectors so youcan better understand velocity, acceleration, and force

  • Get in motion understand the basics of impulse andmomentum, and see what happens when objects collide

Open the book and find:

  • Tips for working with vectors

  • How to apply displacement, velocity, and acceleration tocircular motion

  • Why Newton′s laws of motion are so crucial to understandingforce

  • 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. S. S. Macloughlin on 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Vas on 28 Aug. 2013
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By lee-ann on 26 Sept. 2013
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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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Dedicate a couple of days to this and you'll have a better understanding of more principles than a years worth of stuffy lectures gets you.

Very simple to follow. I recommend doing the scenarios as the author describes them. Often you'll be able to jump to the right answer before its explained... A good sign that the books explaining a principle clearly IMO!
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By J. mcmichael on 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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By John on 11 Sept. 2014
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As Mr. S. S. Macloughlin has said, the formulas, diagrams etc. are far too small to be readable. Good job i got it free with the Samsung kindle app.
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By welshgirl29 on 10 Mar. 2013
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Exactly what my Grandson wanted for revision purposes, It will go perfectly along side the books he has from school.
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