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ISBN13: 978-0071382014

ISBN10: 0071382011

Edition: 02

Copyright: 2002

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2002

International: No

ISBN10: 0071382011

Edition: 02

Copyright: 2002

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2002

International: No

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

PART ZERO: A REVIEW OF MATHEMATICS CHAPTER 1 Equations, Formulas, and Vectors CHAPTER 2 Scientific Notation CHAPTER 3 Graphing Schemes CHAPTER 4 Basics of Geometry CHAPTER 5 Logarithms, Exponentials, and Trigonometry Test: Part Zero PART ONE: CLASSICAL PHYSICS CHAPTER 6 Units and Constants CHAPTER 7 Mass, Force, and Motion CHAPTER 8 Momentum, Work, Energy, and Power Chapter 9: Particles of Matter Chapter 10: Basic States of Matter Chapter 11: Temperature, Pressure, and Changes of State Test: Part One PART TWO: ELECTRICITY, MAGNETISM, AND ELECTRONICS Chapter 12: Direct Current Chapter 13: Alternating Current Chapter 14: Magnetism Chapter 15: More About Alternating Current Chapter 16: Semiconductors Test: Part Two PART THREE: WAVES, PARTICLES, SPACE, AND TIME Chapter 17: Wave Phenomena Chapter 18: Forms of Radiation Chapter 19: Optics Chapter 20: Relativity Theory Test: Part Three Final Exam Answers to Quiz, Test, and Exam Questions Suggested Additional References Index

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ISBN10: 0071382011

Edition: 02

Copyright: 2002

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2002

International: No

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

Table of Contents

PART ZERO: A REVIEW OF MATHEMATICS CHAPTER 1 Equations, Formulas, and Vectors CHAPTER 2 Scientific Notation CHAPTER 3 Graphing Schemes CHAPTER 4 Basics of Geometry CHAPTER 5 Logarithms, Exponentials, and Trigonometry Test: Part Zero PART ONE: CLASSICAL PHYSICS CHAPTER 6 Units and Constants CHAPTER 7 Mass, Force, and Motion CHAPTER 8 Momentum, Work, Energy, and Power Chapter 9: Particles of Matter Chapter 10: Basic States of Matter Chapter 11: Temperature, Pressure, and Changes of State Test: Part One PART TWO: ELECTRICITY, MAGNETISM, AND ELECTRONICS Chapter 12: Direct Current Chapter 13: Alternating Current Chapter 14: Magnetism Chapter 15: More About Alternating Current Chapter 16: Semiconductors Test: Part Two PART THREE: WAVES, PARTICLES, SPACE, AND TIME Chapter 17: Wave Phenomena Chapter 18: Forms of Radiation Chapter 19: Optics Chapter 20: Relativity Theory Test: Part Three Final Exam Answers to Quiz, Test, and Exam Questions Suggested Additional References Index

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