Physics I For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Physics I For Dummies, 2nd Edition
  • Author: Steven Holzner
    Publisher: For Dummies
    Genres: Physics
    Publish Date: June 17, 2011
    ISBN-10: 0470903244
    Pages: 408
    File Type: PDF
    Language: English


Book Preface

Physics is what it’s all about. What what’s all about? Everything. Physics is present in every action around you. And because physics is everywhere, it gets into some tricky places, which means it can be hard to follow. Studying physics can be even worse when you’re reading some dense textbook that’s hard to follow. For most people who come into contact with physics, textbooks that land with 1,200-page whumps on desks are their only exposure to this amazingly rich and rewarding field. And what follows are weary struggles as the readers try to scale the awesome bulwarks of the massive tomes. Has no brave soul ever wanted to write a book on physics from the reader’s point of view? One soul is up to the task, and here I come with such a book.

About This Book

Physics I For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is all about physics from your point of view. I’ve taught physics to many thousands of students at the university level, and from that experience, I know that most students share one common trait: confusion. As in, “I’m confused about what I did to deserve such torture.”

This book is different. Instead of writing it from the physicist’s or professor’s point of view, I wrote it from the reader’s point of view. After thousands of one-on-one tutoring sessions, I know where the usual book presentation of this stuff starts to confuse people, and I’ve taken great care to jettison the top-down kinds of explanations. You don’t survive one-on-one tutoring sessions for long unless you get to know what really makes sense to people — what they want to see from their points of view. In other words, I designed this book to be crammed full of the good stuff — and only the good stuff. You also discover unique ways of looking at problems that professors and teachers use to make figuring out the problems simple.

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