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Physics I: 501 Practice Problems For Dummies (+ Free Online Practice)

Published 05-16-2022

Practice your way to a better understanding of physics, and to better grades. This book provides 501 opportunities to hone your skills, and includes a step-by-step explanation of each problem. Also, the book includes free online access to the problems so you can practice anywhere, anytime.

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Physics I For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Published 03-28-2022

Physics classes are recommended or required courses for a wide variety of majors, and they can be quite challenging. Physics I For Dummies, 3rd Edition 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!

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Physics I Workbook For Dummies with Online Practice

Published 01-06-2022

<p><b>Nail your next&nbsp;physics exam&nbsp;and prepare yourself for the next level of physics education&nbsp;</b></p> <p>Physics isn&rsquo;t the easiest&nbsp;part of high&nbsp;school,&nbsp;but it doesn&rsquo;t have to be&nbsp;pull-your-hair-out hard.&nbsp;In&nbsp;<i>Physics&nbsp;I&nbsp;Workbook&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies</i>, you get practical guidance&nbsp;to reinforce what you already know and&nbsp;master new physics concepts.&nbsp;You&rsquo;ll&nbsp;gain confidence&nbsp;in critical&nbsp;subject areas like motion, thermodynamics, and electromagnetism&nbsp;while setting yourself up for success&nbsp;in college- and university-level&nbsp;physics&nbsp;courses.&nbsp;</p> <p>This book offers&nbsp;hands-on practice exercises&nbsp;in the book and on an online test bank&nbsp;that come with plain-English&nbsp;answers&nbsp;and step-by-step explanations so you can see what you did right and where you need practice.&nbsp;The perfect combination of instruction&nbsp;and&nbsp;application,&nbsp;<i>Physics I Workbook&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies</i>&nbsp;also&nbsp;provides:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Understandable&nbsp;explanations of&nbsp;central&nbsp;physics concepts and the&nbsp;techniques you need to solve&nbsp;common problems&nbsp;</li> <li>Practice questions with complete answer explanations&nbsp;to test your knowledge as you progress&nbsp;</li> <li>Highlights of the ten most common pitfalls and traps that students encounter&nbsp;in physics assignments and exams and how to avoid them&nbsp;</li> <li>A collection of the ten most useful online&nbsp;physics&nbsp;resources, along with free, 1-year access to online chapter quizzes&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>Whether you&rsquo;re planning to&nbsp;tackle&nbsp;the MCAT&nbsp;one day or just want to&nbsp;improve your performance on your next physics test,&nbsp;<i>Physics I Workbook&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies</i>&nbsp;offers you an opportunity&nbsp;to&nbsp;master a rewarding and challenging subject that&nbsp;unlocks&nbsp;countless educational and career opportunities.&nbsp;</p>

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Thermodynamics For Dummies

Published 08-02-2011

<b>Take some heat off the complexity of thermodynamics</b> <p>Does the mere thought of thermodynamics make you sweat? It doesn't have to! This hands-on guide helps you score your highest in a thermodynamics course by offering easily understood, plain-English explanations of how energy is used in things like automobiles, airplanes, air conditioners, and electric power plants.</p> <ul> <li> <p>Thermodynamics 101 &#8212; take a look at some examples of both natural and man-made thermodynamic systems and get a handle on how energy can be used to perform work</p> </li> <li> <p>Turn up the heat &#8212; discover how to use the first and second laws of thermodynamics to determine (and improve upon) the efficiency of machines</p> </li> <li> <p>Oh, behave &#8212; get the 411 on how gases behave and relate to one another in different situations, from ideal-gas laws to real gases</p> </li> <li> <p>Burn with desire &#8212; find out everything you need to know about conserving mass and energy in combustion processes</p> </li> </ul> <p><b>Open the book and find:</b></p> <ul> <li> <p>The laws of thermodynamics</p> </li> <li> <p>Important properties and their relationships</p> </li> <li> <p>The lowdown on solids, liquids, and gases</p> </li> <li> <p>How work and heat go handin hand</p> </li> <li> <p>The cycles that power thermodynamic processes</p> </li> <li> <p>Chemical mixtures and reactions</p> </li> <li> <p>Ten pioneers in thermodynamics</p> </li> <li> <p>Real-world applications of thermodynamic laws and concepts</p> </li> </ul> <p><b>Learn to:</b></p> <ul> <li> <p>Master the concepts and principles of thermodynamics</p> </li> <li> <p>Develop the problem-solving skills used by professional engineers</p> </li> <li> <p>Ace your thermodynamics course</p> </li> </ul>

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Optics For Dummies

Published 08-02-2011

<b>The easy way to shed light on Optics</b> <p>In general terms, optics is the science of light. More specifically, optics is a branch of physics that describes the behavior and properties of light?including visible, infrared, and ultraviolet?and the interaction of light with matter.</p> <p><i>Optics For Dummies</i> gives you an approachable introduction to optical science, methods, and applications. You'll get plain-English explanations of the nature of light and optical effects; reflection, refraction, and diffraction; color dispersion; optical devices, industrial, medical, and military applications; as well as laser light fundamentals.</p> <ul> <li>Tracks a typical undergraduate optics course</li> <li>Detailed explanations of concepts and summaries of equations</li> <li>Valuable tips for study from college professors</li> </ul> <p>If you're taking an optics course for your major in physics or engineering, let <i>Optics For Dummies</i> shed light on the subject and help you succeed!</p>

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Physics II For Dummies

Published 07-13-2010

A plain-English guide to advanced physics <p>Does just thinking about the laws of motion make your head spin? Does studying electricity short your circuits? <i>Physics II For Dummies</i> walks you through the essentials and gives you easy-to-understand and digestible guidance on this often intimidating course.</p> <p>Thanks to this book, you don?t have to be Einstein to understand physics. As you learn about mechanical waves and sound, forces and fields, electric potential and electric energy, and much more, you?ll appreciate the For Dummies law: The easier we make it, the faster you?ll understand it!</p> <ul> <li>An extension of the successful <i>Physics I For Dummies</i></li> <li>Covers topics in a straightforward and effective manner</li> <li>Explains concepts and terms in a fast and easy-to-understand way</li> </ul> <p>Whether you?re currently enrolled in an undergraduate-level Physics II course or just want a refresher on the fundamentals of advanced physics, this no-nonsense guide makes this fascinating topic accessible to everyone.</p>

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String Theory For Dummies

Published 11-16-2009

<p><b>A clear, plain-English guide to this complex scientific theory</b></p> <p>String theory is the hottest topic in physics right now, with books on the subject (pro and con) flying out of the stores. <i>String Theory For Dummies</i> offers an accessible introduction to this highly mathematical "theory of everything," which posits ten or more dimensions in an attempt to explain the basic nature of matter and energy. Written for both students and people interested in science, this guide explains concepts, discusses the string theory's hypotheses and predictions, and presents the math in an approachable manner. It features in-depth examples and an easy-to-understand style so that readers can understand this controversial, cutting-edge theory.</p>

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