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Basic PHYSICS A Self-Teaching Guide
The fast, easy way to master the fundamentals of physics
Here is the most practical, complete, and easy-to-use guide available for understanding physics and the physical world. Even if you don't consider yourself a "science" person, this book helps make learning key concepts a pleasure, not a chore. Whether you need help in a course, want to review the basics for an exam, or simply have always been curious about such physical phenomena as energy, sound, electricity, light, and color, you've come to the right place! This fully up-to-date edition of Basic Physics
- Has been tested, rewritten, and retested to ensure that you can teach yourself all about physics
- Requires no mathmathematical treatments and applications are included in optional sections so that you can choose either a mathematical or nonmathematical approach
- Lets you work at your own pace with a helpful question and answer format
- Lists objectives for each chapteryou can skip ahead or find extra help if you need it
- Reinforces what you learn with end-of-chapter self tests
- Item Weight : 1.2 pounds
- Paperback : 301 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780471134473
- ISBN-13 : 978-0471134473
- Dimensions : 7.4 x 0.5 x 9.3 inches
- Publisher : J. Wiley ; 2nd edition (January 1, 1996)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : 0471134473
- Best Sellers Rank: #30,885 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I bought it expecting a simple "Physics for Dummies" type of approach, but what I found was a detailed breakdown of physics, chemistry, electricity, and a handful of other fascinating subjects that are all directly connected to Physics. I never expected a single book to cover all of those subjects, much less in such a way as to show you how they are all connected. It's really quite brilliant. My favorite part is that each section includes a "Prerequisites" list, which is just a list of other sections in the book you should read first. This makes it very easy to skip around to the subjects that you're interested in.
Finally, the book is full of questions and self-tests. This isn't an academic book that just throws information at you non-stop. Each section tells you what you should expect to learn, includes questions throughout, and then finally ends with a self-exam.
I wish every academic book was this amazing. I've read $150 textbooks that aren't as well-structured and effective as this little $11 Kindle book. So if you want to learn about Physics (and all of the disciplines directly related to Physics), then do yourself a favor and BUY THIS BOOK!!!
The book arrived in perfect condition. Overall, I am very pleased with my purchase.
About 20% of the questions so far have SI units, so the book is not a total wash. It might be the best written physics text I've ever read, and it is nearly worthless. A real shame.
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One thing I would add to the book though is a list of all the equations and SI units either at the front or the back of the book. Kind of like you would have on an exam paper. If you're just buying the book I would write down the equations and SI units on a separate piece of paper or document as you go along. This will make it easier for you in the long run by making it clearer and I think it will give you a better understanding.
The author is American and so not written to specifically equate to a UK educational standard. The level by UK educational standards is probably higher than GCSE but not quite up to full A-level, in my opinion. Contrary to some views expressed I found the maths pretty straightforward to understand. Obviously it has to assume some ability in maths, but a sound GCSE knowledge of algebra and the ability to manipulate simple equations should see the reader through.
A very good basic guide.
The book introduces a little bit of knowledge at a time and frequently gives short simple questions on what you've read. I find myself remembering everything from the chapter I have read. Everything is explained in a simple way.
My only problems with this bookare it doesn't go into enough detail sometimes, lacks real problems on a syllabus like GCSE or A level. My main upset is that I can't find a sequel to this book.