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Understand Physics: Teach Yourself [Paperback]

Jim Breithaupt
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Book Description

26 Feb 2010

Is this the right book for me?

Understand Physics gives you a solid understanding of the key skills and ideas that run through the subject. You will explore the important concepts of force and motion, electricity, light, molecules, matter and space and discover the frontiers of physics. With numerous questions, answers and worked examples throughout, you will feel confident in approaching the science and applying your knowledge.

Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features:

Not got much time?

One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.

Author insights

Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.

Test yourself

Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.

Extend your knowledge

Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of physics.

Five things to remember

Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.

Try this

Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.


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Product details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Teach Yourself (26 Feb 2010)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 1444103091
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444103090
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.8 x 19.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 41,377 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Book Description

Using straightford explanations, helpful diagrams and his extensive teaching experience Jim Breithaupt will help you understand the key concepts of physics.

About the Author

Jim Breithaupt is an author and lecturer with extensive teaching experience in schools and colleges. His highly successful physics books are used by students throughout Britain and in many other countries. His work as an author is characterised by a lucid and coherent style matched to the needs and interests of the intended reader.


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Understanding physics 21 Jan 2013
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This book is great, it explains basic physics in an easy to understand way yet is enough to get the mind questioning deeper questions, I would recommend this book to anyone interested in understanding basic physics.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Little Book 5 Nov 2012
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Highly recommended. A handy reference guide for those times when you need a quick uncomplicated reminder of a subject outside one's normal scope.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love a book 29 Mar 2013
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good book well written and easy to understand. not the best looking book on the bookcase but that's not what it's all about
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2.0 out of 5 stars Frustrating 14 Jun 2014
By Annah
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
As someone who never studied physics before, I was hoping this book would help me learn; the 'blurb' certainly suggests it will. I'm not an unintelligent person, but I am finding it very frustrating, primarily because there are concepts introduced in the practice questions which were never explained in the text.

Even more unfortunately, the answers to these questions are totally ommitted from the back of the book. I feel like I'm missing half the material; it's like trying to ride a bicycle with one leg.

Sorry to be negative, but I'm disappointed and feel I wasted my money.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bit basic but good. 7 April 2013
By KHOH
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Bought this as I am reading through my previous school books to try and remind myself of the stuff we did. I read the maths one too but they are a little basic in the subject matter coverage. Other than this it is a great reminder.
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