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Additional information

Publisher ‏

‎ For Dummies; 1st edition (19 April 2019)

Language ‏

‎ English

Paperback ‏

‎ 192 pages

ISBN-10 ‏

‎ 1119590280

ISBN-13 ‏

‎ 978-1119590286

Dimensions ‏

‎ 13.72 x 1.52 x 21.34 cm

5 reviews for Physics Essentials For Dummies   Import  Single ASIN  Import  Muleiple ASIN ×Product customization Go Pro General

  1. P. Wong

    good summary and publisher is to be commended for informing that this is a re-publishing under a different cover.

  2. Mechanic7

    Physics Review
    This Physics For Dummies book was exactly what my niece wanted to help her get a jump on learning physics. Its well written and has easy to follow terms and with great examples. Great learning guide!

  3. LeslieB

    Perfect for the physics challenged
    I couldn’t have completed my physics class without the help of this book. So well written. Easy to understand. I highly recommend it.

  4. Edras

    Helps alot with study or good for remembering past courses
    Its ok.

  5. Avid Reader

    Gets off on the wrong foot and doesn’t recover
    I like the idea of the book, to explain the fundamentals of physics without getting too bogged down. Sadly the book falters fairly early on – the explanation of vectors is quite poor. For example, you really need to understand the difference between a cartesian expressed vector, a polar expressed vector, and how to convert between the two. Also it’s important to know how the angle of the polar vector can be positive or negative (for example how to draw an angle of -45, and how that is equivalent to +315). I felt this wasn’t explained very clearly.If a little more effort had been put into explaining vectors early on, this would have paid dividends later on, as pretty much the rest of the book relies on vectors.I also thought the explanation on describing an accelerating drag racer, and the derivation of the equations there, was far more confusing than it needed to be.I stuck with the book and was able to get through it, and understand more or less all of it. However, I would recommend if you have bought this book, and are finding it hard going, that you check out a few of the free online resources first, then come back to this book. For example, have a look at the vectors page on “Maths is Fun”, and work through their simple example, and I think you will be better prepared to get more out of this book.In summary, a brave attempt but falls at the first hurdle. Explanations were a lot more confused than they should have been.

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