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Physics I For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-119-29359-0
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408 pages
June 2016
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Other Available Formats: E-book

Introduction 1

Part 1: Putting Physics into Motion 5

CHAPTER 1: Using Physics to Understand Your World 7

CHAPTER 2: Reviewing Physics Measurement and Math Fundamentals 15

CHAPTER 3: Exploring the Need for Speed 27

CHAPTER 4: Following Directions: Motion in Two Dimensions 51

Part 2: May the Forces of Physics Be with You 77

CHAPTER 5: When Push Comes to Shove: Force 79

CHAPTER 6: Getting Down with Gravity, Inclined Planes, and Friction 99

CHAPTER 7: Circling around Rotational Motion and Orbits 117

CHAPTER 8: Go with the Flow: Looking at Pressure in Fluids 139

Part 3: Manifesting the Energy to Work 163

CHAPTER 9: Getting Some Work Out of Physics 165

CHAPTER 10: Putting Objects in Motion: Momentum and Impulse 189

CHAPTER 11: Winding Up with Angular Kinetics 209

CHAPTER 12: Round and Round with Rotational Dynamics 235

CHAPTER 13: Springs ’n’ Things: Simple Harmonic Motion 253

Part 4: Laying Down the Laws of Thermodynamics 271

CHAPTER 14: Turning Up the Heat with Thermodynamics 273

CHAPTER 15: Here, Take My Coat: How Heat Is Transferred 289

CHAPTER 16: In the Best of All Possible Worlds: The Ideal Gas Law 305

CHAPTER 17: Heat and Work: The Laws of Thermodynamics 317

Part 5: The Part of Tens 347

CHAPTER 18: Ten Physics Heroes 349

CHAPTER 19: Ten Wild Physics Theories 355

Glossary 363

Index 367

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