Physics Demystified

Physics Demystified

Book - 2002
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McGraw Hill
YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A ROCKET SCIENTIST TO UNDERSTAND PHYSICS

Now anyone with an interest in the physical sciences can master physics -- without formal training or drowning in a sea of complicated formulas and equations. In Physics Demystified best-selling author Stan Gibilisco offers a fun, effective, and totally painless way to learn the fundamentals and general concepts of physics.

With Physics Demystified you master the subject one simple step at a time – at your own speed. Unlike most books on physics, general principles are presented first – and the details follow. In order to make the learning process as clear and simple as possible, heavy-duty math, formulas, and equations are kept to a minimum. This unique self-teaching guide offers questions at the end of each chapter and section to pinpoint weaknesses, and a 100-question final exam to reinforce the entire book.

Simple enough for a beginner but challenging enough for an advanced student, Physics Demystified is your direct route to learning or brushing up on physics.

HERE’S EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO:
* Understand the math used in physical science
* Solve mass/force/acceleration problems
* Create mathematical models of physical phenomena
* Perform distance vs. time calculations
* Determine potential and kinetic energy
* Calculate the wavelength of sounds and radio signals
* Understand visible light interference patterns
* Calculate the energy and frequency of a moving particle
* Understand atomic structure
* Learn about electric current, voltage, resistance, power, and energy

Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, c2002
ISBN: 9780071382014
0071382011
Characteristics: xiv, 599 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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Oct 19, 2015

Often insightful, but be a little wary of any "researcher" who insists that "Mathematics constitutes the PRIME LANGUAGE of physics." (Emphasis the author's own, in italics.)

It's by the way that formulas sometimes omit units without explanation. Also, there's no calculus or cogent explanation of its importance, esp. to equations of motion of a particle in a gravitational field. Further, figures 15-5B and 15-5C, and their explanations, are preposterous. Preposterous.

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