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Physics I Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-82577-8
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336 pages
March 2014
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Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Physics 3

Chapter 1: Reviewing Physics Basics 5

Chapter 2: The Big Three: Displacement, Velocity, and Acceleration 23

Chapter 3: Vectors: Knowing Where You’re Headed 39

Part II: May the Forces Be with You 57

Chapter 4: Applying Force 59

Chapter 5: Working with Inclined Planes 77

Chapter 6: Round and Round: Circular Motion 95

Part III: Being Energetic: Work 115

Chapter 7: Working the Physics Way 117

Chapter 8: Getting Things to Move: Momentum and Kinetic Energy 139

Chapter 9: Winding It Up: Rotational Motion and Torque 159

Chapter 10: Getting Dizzy with Rotational Dynamics 175

Chapter 11: Simple Harmonic Motion 193

Part IV: Obeying the Laws of Thermodynamics 211

Chapter 12: You’re Getting Warm: Thermodynamics 213

Chapter 13: Under Pressure: From Solid to Liquid to Gas 229

Chapter 14: All about Heat and Work 247

Part V: Zap: Electricity 267

Chapter 15: Static Electricity: Electrons at Rest 269

Chapter 16: Electrons in Motion: Circuits 289

Part VI: The Part of Tens 309

Chapter 17: Ten Common Mistakes People Make When Solving Problems 311

Chapter 18: Ten Online Physics Tutorials and Resources 315

Index 317

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