Head First Physics

A learner's companion to mechanics and practical physics (AP Physics B - Advanced Placement)

Author: Heather Lang

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491949929

Category: Science

Page: 942

View: 8961

Wouldn't it be great if there were a physics book that showed you how things work instead of telling you how? Finally, with Head First Physics, there is. This comprehensive book takes the stress out of learning mechanics and practical physics by providing a fun and engaging experience, especially for students who "just don't get it." Head First Physics offers a format that's rich in visuals and full of activities, including pictures, illustrations, puzzles, stories, and quizzes -- a mixed-media style proven to stimulate learning and retention. One look will convince you: This isn't mere theory, this is physics brought to life through real-world scenarios, simple experiments, and hypothetical projects. Head First Physics is perfect for anyone who's intrigued by how things work in the natural world. You'll quickly discover that physics isn't a dry subject. It's all about the world we live in, encompassing everything from falling objects and speeding cars, to conservation of energy and gravity and weightlessness, and orbital behavior. This book: Helps you think like a physicist so you can understand why things really work the way they do Gives you relevant examples so you can fully grasp the principles before moving on to more complex concepts Designed to be used as a supplement study guide for the College Board's Advanced Placement Physics B Exam Introduces principles for the purpose of solving real-world problems, not memorization Teaches you how to measure, observe, calculate -- and yes -- how to do the math Covers scientific notation, SI units, vectors, motion, momentum conservation, Newton's Laws, energy conservation, weight and mass, gravitation and orbits, circular motion and simple harmonic motion, and much more If "Myth Busters" and other TV programs make you curious about our physical world -- or if you're a student forced to take a physics course -- now you can pursue the subject without the dread of boredom or the fear that it will be over your head. Head First Physics comes to rescue with an innovative, engaging, and inspirational way to learn physics!

Special Topics in Calamity Physics

Author: Marisha Pessl

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101218808

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 7447

The mesmerizing New York Times bestseller by the author of Night Film Marisha Pessl’s dazzling debut sparked raves from critics and heralded the arrival of a vibrant new voice in American fiction. At the center of Special Topics in Calamity Physics is clever, deadpan Blue van Meer, who has a head full of literary, philosophical, scientific, and cinematic knowledge. But she could use some friends. Upon entering the elite St. Gallway School, she finds some—a clique of eccentrics known as the Bluebloods. One drowning and one hanging later, Blue finds herself puzzling out a byzantine murder mystery. Nabokov meets Donna Tartt (then invites the rest of the Western Canon to the party) in this novel—with visual aids drawn by the author—that has won over readers of all ages.

Aiming for an a in A-Level Physics

Author: Mark Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781510429246

Category:

Page: 96

View: 9174

Exam Board: AQA, Edexcel, CCEA, OCR, WJEC Eduqas Level: A-level Subject: Physics First teaching: September 2015 First exams: Summer 2017 Master the skills you need to set yourself apart and hit the highest grades; this year-round course companion develops the higher-order thinking skills that top-achieving students possess, providing step-by-step guidance, examples and tips for getting an A grade. Written by experienced author and teacher Mark Jones, Aiming for an A in A-level Physics: - Helps you develop the 'A grade skills' of analysis, evaluation, creation and application - Takes you step by step through specific skills you need to master in A-level Physics, including scientific reading, quantitative and practical skills, so you can apply these skills and approach each exam question as an A/A* candidate - Clearly shows how to move up the grades with sample responses annotated to highlight the key features of A/A* answers - Helps you practise to achieve the levels expected of top-performing students, using in-class or homework activities and further reading tasks that stretch towards university-level study - Perfects exam technique through practical tips and examples of common pitfalls to avoid - Cultivates effective revision habits for success, with tips and strategies for producing and using revision resources - Supports all exam boards, outlining the Assessment Objectives for reaching the higher levels under the AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC/Eduqas and CCEA specifications

Physics of the Future

How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100

Author: Michio Kaku

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385530811

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 6020

Imagine, if you can, the world in the year 2100. In Physics of the Future, Michio Kaku—the New York Times bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible—gives us a stunning, provocative, and exhilarating vision of the coming century based on interviews with over three hundred of the world’s top scientists who are already inventing the future in their labs. The result is the most authoritative and scientifically accurate description of the revolutionary developments taking place in medicine, computers, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, energy production, and astronautics. In all likelihood, by 2100 we will control computers via tiny brain sensors and, like magicians, move objects around with the power of our minds. Artificial intelligence will be dispersed throughout the environment, and Internet-enabled contact lenses will allow us to access the world's information base or conjure up any image we desire in the blink of an eye. Meanwhile, cars will drive themselves using GPS, and if room-temperature superconductors are discovered, vehicles will effortlessly fly on a cushion of air, coasting on powerful magnetic fields and ushering in the age of magnetism. Using molecular medicine, scientists will be able to grow almost every organ of the body and cure genetic diseases. Millions of tiny DNA sensors and nanoparticles patrolling our blood cells will silently scan our bodies for the first sign of illness, while rapid advances in genetic research will enable us to slow down or maybe even reverse the aging process, allowing human life spans to increase dramatically. In space, radically new ships—needle-sized vessels using laser propulsion—could replace the expensive chemical rockets of today and perhaps visit nearby stars. Advances in nanotechnology may lead to the fabled space elevator, which would propel humans hundreds of miles above the earth’s atmosphere at the push of a button. But these astonishing revelations are only the tip of the iceberg. Kaku also discusses emotional robots, antimatter rockets, X-ray vision, and the ability to create new life-forms, and he considers the development of the world economy. He addresses the key questions: Who are the winner and losers of the future? Who will have jobs, and which nations will prosper? All the while, Kaku illuminates the rigorous scientific principles, examining the rate at which certain technologies are likely to mature, how far they can advance, and what their ultimate limitations and hazards are. Synthesizing a vast amount of information to construct an exciting look at the years leading up to 2100, Physics of the Future is a thrilling, wondrous ride through the next 100 years of breathtaking scientific revolution. From the Hardcover edition.

New 2015 A-level Physics

Essential Maths Skills

Author: Emily Garrett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781782944713

Category: A-level examinations

Page: N.A

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Physics for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines

Author: Richard A. Muller

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393069884

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 1932

A San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller We live in complicated, dangerous times. Present and future presidents need to know if North Korea's nascent nuclear capability is a genuine threat to the West, if biochemical weapons are likely to be developed by terrorists, if there are viable alternatives to fossil fuels that should be nurtured and supported by the government, if private companies should be allowed to lead the way on space exploration, and what the actual facts are about the worsening threats from climate change. This is "must-have" information for all presidents—and citizens—of the twenty-first century. Winner of the 2009 Northern California Book Award for General Nonfiction. Images in this eBook are not displayed due to permissions issues.

A-level Physics

Author: Roger Muncaster

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748715848

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 953

View: 4708

This extensively revised 4th edition of an established physics text offers coverage of the recent developments at A/AS-Level, with each topic explained in straightforward terms, starting at an appropriate Level (7/8) of the National Curriculum

Who Cares about Particle Physics?

Making Sense of the Higgs Boson, the Large Hadron Collider and CERN

Author: Pauline Gagnon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191085995

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 4026

CERN, the European Laboratory for particle physics, regularly makes the news. What kind of research happens at this international laboratory and how does it impact people's daily lives? Why is the discovery of the Higgs boson so important? Particle physics describes all matter found on Earth, in stars and all galaxies but it also tries to go beyond what is known to describe dark matter, a form of matter five times more prevalent than the known, regular matter. How do we know this mysterious dark matter exists and is there a chance it will be discovered soon? About sixty countries contributed to the construction of the gigantic Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN and its immense detectors. Dive in to discover how international teams of researchers work together to push scientific knowledge forward. Here is a book written for every person who wishes to learn a little more about particle physics, without requiring prior scientific knowledge. It starts from the basics to build a solid understanding of current research in particle physics. A good dose of curiosity is all one will need to discover a whole world that spans from the infinitesimally small and stretches to the infinitely large, and where imminent discoveries could mark the dawn of a huge revolution in the current conception of the material world.

Physics for Rock Stars

Making the Laws of the Universe Work for You

Author: Christine McKinley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101630094

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 1547

From the host of the History channel’s Brad Meltzer’s Decoded: the laws of the universe like you’ve never experienced them before. This approachable book explains the world of physics with clarity, humor, and a dash of adventure. Physics for Rock Stars is not a weighty treatise on science, but a personal tour of physics from a quirky friend. Anyone who’s ever wondered why nature abhors a vacuum, what causes magnetic attraction, or how to jump off a moving train or do a perfect stage dive will find answers and a few laughs too. No equations, numbers, or tricky concepts—just an inspiring and comical romp through the basics of physics and the beauty of the organized universe.

Lost in Math

How Beauty Leads Physics Astray

Author: Sabine Hossenfelder

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465094260

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 6066

A contrarian argues that modern physicists' obsession with beauty has given us wonderful math but bad science Whether pondering black holes or predicting discoveries at CERN, physicists believe the best theories are beautiful, natural, and elegant, and this standard separates popular theories from disposable ones. This is why, Sabine Hossenfelder argues, we have not seen a major breakthrough in the foundations of physics for more than four decades. The belief in beauty has become so dogmatic that it now conflicts with scientific objectivity: observation has been unable to confirm mindboggling theories, like supersymmetry or grand unification, invented by physicists based on aesthetic criteria. Worse, these "too good to not be true" theories are actually untestable and they have left the field in a cul-de-sac. To escape, physicists must rethink their methods. Only by embracing reality as it is can science discover the truth.

Collins Maths

Bridging GCSE and A Level Maths

Author: Mark Rowland

Publisher: Collins Educational

ISBN: 9780007410231

Category: Mathematics

Page: 192

View: 2762

Ensure students are fully prepared for A Level Maths with practice in essential and tricky topics such as algebra. Revisit areas that may not have been studied recently due to modular courses to fill gaps in knowledge and make links. Prepare students for some of the skills required at A Level with a focus on applications of mathematics.

Introduction to Modern Physics

Theoretical Foundations

Author: John Dirk Walecka

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812812245

Category: Science

Page: 477

View: 622

This Well-written book is devoted to modern physics that was revolutionized in the last century with few exceptions the monograph is self contained. He book is also useful for practicing scientists treating basic principles and a wide range of applications.

Maths Skills for Physics a Level

Author: Carol Tear

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781408521205

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 9119

This handbook specifically targets the mathematical elements of A Level Science, whichever specification you're following. Includes plenty of practice questions in different contexts to increase confidence, worked examples and model answers for revision and exam preparation.Plus hints and tips for the exam and how to avoid common errors made in mathematical science questions.

Starting Advanced Mathematics

The Essential Foundation

Author: Hugh Neill,Sarah Payne

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521893565

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 9733

Starting Advanced Mathematics is a self-study guide for students who will be continuing their study of Mathematics after GCSE either to AS/A level or as part of the International Baccalaureate. It will enable students to consolidate the basic algebra and trigonometry skills that they will require during their study of advanced Mathematics. Other GCSE formulae and results that they may require during their post 16 studies are included for reference. The book is also a valuable revision aid for Higher Tier GCSE students who need more practice in Algebra and Trigonometry.

The Theoretical Minimum

What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics

Author: Leonard Susskind,George Hrabovsky

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465038921

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 704

A Wall Street Journal Best Book of 2013 If you ever regretted not taking physics in college--or simply want to know how to think like a physicist--this is the book for you. In this bestselling introduction, physicist Leonard Susskind and hacker-scientist George Hrabovsky offer a first course in physics and associated math for the ardent amateur. Challenging, lucid, and concise, The Theoretical Minimum provides a tool kit for amateur scientists to learn physics at their own pace.

Fight Like a Physicist

The Incredible Science Behind Martial Arts

Author: Jason Thalken, PhD

Publisher: YMAA Publication Center, Inc.

ISBN: 1594393397

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 296

View: 9760

CRUSHES MYTHS. UTTERLY BRILLIANT! An in-depth look into the physics behind martial arts Whether you are an experienced martial artist or a curious enthusiast, this book gives you an “unfair advantage” by unraveling the complex science of effective fighting techniques and examining the core principles that make them work. Did you know? • Momentum is for knocking people over • Energy is for breaking bones and causing pain • A haymaker travels 3.14159 times farther than a jab • You are only an “object” when you are rigid Fight Like a Physicist blends inquiry, skepticism, and irreverent humor—all while punching holes in myth and mysticism. Highlights include • Making physics your “unfair advantage,” in the ring and on the street • Examining center of mass, pi, levers, wedges, angular momentum, and linear momentum for martial artists • Reducing traumatic brain injury in contact sports • Exposing the illusion of safety provided by gloves and helmets • Overturning conventional wisdom on compliance during an assault • Busting up Hollywood action clichés Fight Like a Physicist reads like a manifesto on the rational practice of martial arts. It’s intelligent, fun, and dangerous—and nothing short of iconoclastic.