Physics I For Dummies, 2nd Edition
For high school and undergraduate students alike, physics classes are recommended or required courses for a wide variety of majors, and continue to be a challenging and often confusing course.
Physics I For Dummies tracks specifically to an introductory course and, keeping with the traditionally easy-to-follow Dummies style, teaches you the basic principles and formulas in a clear and concise manner, proving that you don't have to be Einstein to understand physics!
- Explains the basic principles in a simple, clear, and entertaining fashion
- New edition includes updated examples and explanations, as well as the newest discoveries in the field
- Contains the newest teaching techniques
If just thinking about the laws of physics makes your head spin, this hands-on, friendly guide gets you out of the black hole and sheds light on this often-intimidating subject.
Part I: Putting Physics into Motion.
Chapter 1: Using Physics to Understand Your World.
Chapter 2: Reviewing Physics Measurement and Math Fundamentals.
Chapter 3: Exploring the Need for Speed.
Chapter 4: Following Directions: Motion in Two Dimensions.
Part II: May the Forces of Physics Be with You.
Chapter 5: When Push Comes to Shove: Force.
Chapter 6: Getting Down with Gravity, Inclined Planes, and Friction.
Chapter 7: Circling around Rotational Motion and Orbits.
Chapter 8: Go with the Flow: Looking at Pressure in Fluids.
Part III: Manifesting the Energy to Work.
Chapter 9: Getting Some Work Out of Physics.
Chapter 10: Putting Objects in Motion: Momentum and Impulse.
Chapter 11: Winding Up with Angular Kinetics.
Chapter 12: Round and Round with Rotational Dynamics.
Chapter 13: Springs 'n' Things: Simple Harmonic Motion.
Part IV: Laying Down the Laws of Thermodynamics.
Chapter 14: Turning Up the Heat with Thermodynamics.
Chapter 15: Here, Take My Coat: How Heat Is Transferred.
Chapter 16: In the Best of All Possible Worlds: The Ideal Gas Law.
Chapter 17: Heat and Work: The Laws of Thermodynamics.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 18: Ten Physics Heroes.
Chapter 19: Ten Wild Physics Theories.