Physics Workbook For Dummies

From the Back Cover
From Kirchhoff’s laws to Carnot engines — solve physics problems with ease
Got a grasp on the physics terms and concepts you need to know, but get lost halfway through a problem or, worse, don’t know where to begin? No worries — this hands-on guide helps you solve the many types of physics problems you encounter in a focused, step-by-step manner. With just enough refresher explanations before each set of problems, you’ll sharpen your skills and improve your performance. You’ll see how to work with motion, kinetic energy, thermodynamics, electricity, and more!

Step-by-step answer sets clearly identify where you went wrong (or right) with a problem
Get the inside scoop on the Big Three: acceleration, distance, and time

Know where to begin and how to solve the most common physics problems

Use physics in practical applications with confidence

About the Author
Steven Holzner is the award-winning author of more than 100 books, including Physics For Dummies. He did his undergraduate work in physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and got his PhD from Cornell University. He’s been on the faculty of Cornell for ten years, teaching Physics 101 and Physics 102, as well as on the faculty of MIT.

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Measurements, units, and significant figures Forces such as displacement, speed, and acceleration Vectors and physics notation Motion, energy, and waves (sound, light, wave-particle) Solids, liquids, and gases Thermodynamics Electromagnetism Relativity Atomic and nuclear structures Steven Holzner, Ph.D. earned his B.S. at MIT and his Ph.D. at Cornell, where he taught Physics 101 and 102 for over 10 years. He livens things up with cool physics facts, real-world examples, and simple experiments that will heighten your enthusiasm for physics and science. The book ends with some out-of-this world physics that will set your mind in motion:

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From angles to functions to identities – solve trig equations with ease

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100s of Problems!
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Make sense of these difficult equations
Improve your problem-solving skills
Practice with clear, concise examples
Score higher on standardized tests and exams

Get the confidence and the skills you need to master differential equations!

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More than 100 Problems!

Detailed, fully worked-out solutions to problems
The inside scoop on first, second, and higher order differential equations
A wealth of advanced techniques, including power series

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Quick, refresher explanations
Step-by-step procedures
Hands-on practice exercises
Ample workspace to work out problems
Online Cheat Sheet
A dash of humor and fun

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The bestselling alternative energy reference book in North America―now in an updated edition
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