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Authors: Steve Holzner Ph.D.
ISBN-13: 9780470169094, ISBN-10: 0470169095
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Date Published: October 2007
Edition: (Non-applicable)

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Author Biography: Steve Holzner Ph.D.

Steven Holzner is the award-winning author of more than 100 books, including Physics For Dummies. He did his undergraduate work in physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and got his PhD from Cornell University. He’s been on the faculty of Cornell for ten years, teaching Physics 101 and Physics 102, as well as on the faculty of MIT.

Book Synopsis

From Kirchhoff's laws to Carnot engines — solve physics problems with ease

Got a grasp on the physics terms and concepts you need to know, but get lost halfway through a problem or, worse, don't know where to begin? No worries — this hands-on guide helps you solve the many types of physics problems you encounter in a focused, step-by-step manner. With just enough refresher explanations before each set of problems, you'll sharpen your skills and improve your performance. You'll see how to work with motion, kinetic energy, thermodynamics, electricity, and more!

  • Step-by-step answer sets clearly identify where you went wrong (or right) with a problem

  • Get the inside scoop on the Big Three: acceleration, distance, and time

  • Know where to begin and how to solve the most common physics problems

  • Use physics in practical applications with confidence

Table of Contents


Part I : Applying Physics.

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Physics.

Chapter 2: The Big Three: Acceleration, Distance, and Time.

Chapter 3: Vectors: Knowing Where You’re Headed.

Part II: May the Forces Be with You.

Chapter 4: Applying Force.

Chapter 5: Working with Inclined Planes.

Chapter 6: Round and Round: Circular Motion.

Part III: Being Energetic: Work.

Chapter 7: Working the Physics Way.

Chapter 8: Getting Things to Move: Momentum and Kinetic Energy.

Chapter 9: Winding It Up: Rotational Kinematics.

Chapter 10: Getting Dizzy with Rotational Dynamics.

Chapter 11: Potential and Kinetic Energy Together: Simple Harmonic Motion.

Part IV: Obeying the Laws of Thermodynamics.

Chapter 12: You’re Getting Warm: Thermodynamics.

Chapter 13: Under Pressure: From Solid to Liquid to Gas.

Chapter 14: All about Heat and Work.

Part V: Zap: Electricity and Magnetism.

Chapter 15: Static Electricity: Electrons at Rest.

Chapter 16: Electrons in Motion: Circuits.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: Ten Common Mistakes People Make When Solving Problems.

Chapter 18: Ten Top Online Physics Tutorials and Resources.





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