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Physics For Dummies by Steve Holzner
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I used this book to refresh my understanding of physics in general. I'm not sure how effective it would be at teaching you the subject from scratch, but it is an decent resource if you forgot a few things ( )
  plaws595 | Dec 8, 2011 |
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Does just thinking about the laws of motion make your head spin? Does studying electricity short your circuits? Do the complexities of thermodynamics cool your enthusiasm?

Thanks to this book, you don’t have to be Einstein to understand physics. As you read about Newton’s Laws, Kepler’s Laws, Hooke’s Law, Ohm’s Law, and others, you’ll appreciate the For Dummies law: The easier we make it, the faster people understand it and the more they enjoy it! Whether you’re taking a class, helping kids with homework, or trying to find out how the world works, this book helps you understand basic physics. It covers:Measurements, units, and significant figuresForces such as displacement, speed, and accelerationVectors and physics notationMotion, energy, and waves (sound, light, wave-particle)Solids, liquids, and gasesThermodynamicsElectromagnetismRelativityAtomic and nuclear structures

Steven Holzner, Ph.D. earned his B.S. at MIT and his Ph.D. at Cornell, where he taught Physics 101 and 102 for over 10 years. He livens things up with cool physics facts, real-world examples, and simple experiments that will heighten your enthusiasm for physics and science. The book ends with some out-of-this world physics that will set your mind in motion:The possibility of wormholes in spaceThe Big BangHow the gravitational pull of black holes is too strong for even light to escape

May the Force be with you!

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Everyone is involved in physics because physics explains the workings of life, from why the sky is blue to whether space presents a hostile environment for travel. This book presents the basic principles of physics in a simple, clear, and entertaining fashion.… (more)

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