By Stan Gibilisco

YOU DON’T need to be A ROCKET SCIENTIST to appreciate PHYSICS

Now a person with an curiosity within the actual sciences can grasp physics -- with no formal education or drowning in a sea of advanced formulation and equations. In Physics Demystified best-selling writer Stan Gibilisco deals a enjoyable, powerful, and completely painless strategy to research the basics and basic ideas of physics.

With Physics Demystified you grasp the topic one basic step at a time – at your personal pace. not like so much books on physics, normal ideas are awarded first – and the main points persist with. in an effort to make the educational technique as transparent and easy as attainable, heavy-duty math, formulation, and equations are stored to a minimal. This specified self-teaching advisor bargains questions on the finish of every bankruptcy and part to pinpoint weaknesses, and a 100-question ultimate examination to enhance the complete book.

Simple adequate for a newbie yet hard sufficient for a complicated pupil, Physics Demystified is your direct path to studying or brushing up on physics.

HERE’S every little thing you would like TO:
* comprehend the maths utilized in actual science
* resolve mass/force/acceleration problems
* Create mathematical versions of actual phenomena
* practice distance vs. time calculations
* ensure power and kinetic energy
* Calculate the wavelength of sounds and radio signals
* comprehend obvious mild interference patterns
* Calculate the strength and frequency of a relocating particle
* comprehend atomic structure
* know about electrical present, voltage, resistance, energy, and energy

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Click on right here for phrases of Use. CONTENTS viii Circles and Ellipses one hundred and one floor region and quantity 103 bankruptcy five Logarithms, Exponentials, and Trigonometry 113 Logarithms 113 Trigonometric services 124 Trigonometric Identities 127 try: half 0 133 half ONE Classical Physics bankruptcy 6 devices and Constants 147 structures of devices 147 Base devices in SI 148 different devices 154 Prefix Multipliers 158 Constants one hundred sixty Unit Conversions a hundred sixty five bankruptcy 7 Mass, strength, and movement 171 Mass 171 strength one hundred seventy five Displacement 176 pace 178 pace 181 Acceleration 183 Newton’s legislation of movement 188 bankruptcy eight Momentum, paintings, power, and gear 193 Momentum 193 CONTENTS ix Collisions 196 paintings 202 power 204 continual 209 bankruptcy nine debris of topic 217 Early Theories 217 The Nucleus 219 outdoors the Nucleus 227 strength from topic 230 Compounds 234 bankruptcy 10 easy States of topic 241 the forged section 242 The Liquid part 251 The Gaseous part 258 bankruptcy eleven Temperature, strain, and alterations of kingdom 265 what's warmth? 265 Temperature 269 a few results of Temperature 275 Temperature and States of topic 278 try: half One 285 half electrical energy, Magnetism, and Electronics bankruptcy 12 Direct present 297 What Does electrical energy Do? 297 electric Diagrams 303 CONTENTS x Voltage/Current/Resistance Circuits 305 How Resistances mix 310 Kirchhoff’s legislation 318 bankruptcy thirteen Alternating present 323 Definition of Alternating present 323 Waveforms 325 Fractions of a Cycle 329 Amplitude 332 section attitude 336 bankruptcy 14 Magnetism 345 Geomagnetism 345 Magnetic strength 347 Magnetic box power 351 Electromagnets 354 Magnetic fabrics 357 Magnetic Machines 361 Magnetic facts garage 366 bankruptcy 15 extra approximately Alternating present 371 Inductance 371 Inductive Reactance 375 Capacitance 380 Capacitive Reactance 384 RLC Impedance 390 bankruptcy sixteen Semiconductors 397 The Diode 397 The Bipolar Transistor 405 present Amplification 410 The Field-Effect Transistor 412 Voltage Amplification 414 CONTENTS xi The MOSFET 417 built-in Circuits 421 try out: half 425 half 3 Waves, debris, house, and Time bankruptcy 17 Wave Phenomena 437 Intangible Waves 438 basic homes 440 Wave interplay 448 Wave Mysteries 455 Particle or Wave? 459 bankruptcy 18 kinds of Radiation 467 EM Fields 467 ELF Fields 472 Rf Waves 474 past the Radio Spectrum 481 Radioactivity 490 bankruptcy 19 Optics 499 habit of sunshine 499 Lenses and Mirrors 507 Refracting Telescopes 512 Reflecting Telescopes 515 Telescope necessities 517 The Compound Microscope 521 bankruptcy 20 Relativity conception 529 Simultaneity 529 CONTENTS xii Time Dilation 534 Spatial Distortion 539 Mass Distortion 541 basic Relativity 544 try: half 3 557 ultimate examination 567 solutions to Quiz, try out, and examination Questions 585 steered extra References 593 Index 595 PREFACE This publication is for those who are looking to study uncomplicated physics with no taking a formal path.

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