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Physics I For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-06755-0
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408 pages
June 2011
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Introduction.

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.

Glossary.

Index.

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