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By Heather Lang

Print ISBN:978-0-596-10237-1 | ISBN 10:0-596-10237-2
Ebook ISBN:978-0-596-55727-0 | ISBN 10:0-596-55727-2

Wouldn't it's nice if there have been a physics booklet that confirmed you ways issues paintings rather than telling you the way? ultimately, with Head First Physics, there's. This entire publication takes the strain out of studying mechanics and useful physics via delivering a enjoyable and fascinating adventure, specifically for college kids who "just do not get it."

Head First Physics bargains a layout that is wealthy in visuals and whole of actions, together with photographs, illustrations, puzzles, tales, and quizzes -- a mixed-media sort confirmed to stimulate studying and retention. One glance will persuade you: this is not mere concept, this can be physics delivered to existence via real-world eventualities, uncomplicated experiments, and hypothetical tasks. Head First Physics is ideal for somebody who is intrigued through how issues paintings within the normal world.

You'll speedy realize that physics isn't really a dry topic. it is all in regards to the global we are living in, encompassing every thing from falling gadgets and rushing autos, to conservation of strength and gravity and weightlessness, and orbital habit. This book:

Helps you think that like a physicist so that you can comprehend why issues relatively paintings the best way they do
Gives you suitable examples so that you can realise the rules sooner than relocating directly to extra complicated concepts
Designed for use as a complement learn consultant for the school Board's complex Placement Physics B Exam
Introduces rules for the aim of fixing real-world difficulties, now not memorization
Teaches you ways to degree, detect, calculate -- and definite -- the way to do the math
Covers clinical notation, SI devices, vectors, movement, momentum conservation, Newton's legislation, power conservation, weight and mass, gravitation and orbits, round movement and straightforward harmonic movement, and lots more and plenty more

If "Myth Busters" and different television courses make you interested in our actual international -- or if you are a pupil pressured to take a physics direction -- you can now pursue the topic with no the dread of boredom or the terror that it'll be over your head. Head First Physics involves rescue with an cutting edge, enticing, and inspirational technique to examine physics!

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Being attracted in all directions at once may not sound like fun - but you’re made of stronger stuff. The Earth’s gravity isn’t strong enough to pull your atoms apart. This means that all of the attractions balance each other out.  Chapter 1 This time, there’s ‘stuff’ all around you. At the center, you’re equally attracted in all directions - so all the gravitational attractions balance out. think like a physicist You’re pulled downwards. ” But Frank and Jill nearly made a big mistake when they were thinking about out what it would feel like in the center of the earth.

Your brain needs time on its own, to do more processing. If you put in something new during that processing time, some of what you just learned will be lost. 5 Drink water. Lots of it. Your brain works best in a nice bath of fluid. Dehydration (which can happen before you ever feel thirsty) decreases cognitive function. Feel something. Your brain needs to know that this matters. Get involved with the stories. Make up your own captions for the photos. Groaning over a bad joke is still better than feeling nothing at all.

A conversational style helps because people tend to pay more attention when they perceive that they’re in a conversation, since they’re expected to follow along and hold up their end. The amazing thing is, your brain doesn’t necessarily care that the “conversation” is between you and a book! On the other hand, if the writing style is formal and dry, your brain perceives it the same way you experience being lectured to while sitting in a roomful of passive attendees. No need to stay awake. But pictures and conversational style are just the beginning… you are here 4 xxxvii how to use this book Here’s what WE did: We used pictures, because your brain is tuned for visuals, not text.

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