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Author: Jim Breithaupt
Publisher: [Blacklick, OH] : McGraw-Hill, 2008.
Series: Teach yourself books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Breithaupt
ISBN: 9780071439749 0071439749
OCLC Number: 166390261
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 231 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Teach yourself books.
Other Titles: Teach yourself physics
Responsibility: Jim Breithaupt.

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Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- About physics -- The golden rule of science -- Strange ideas -- Starting physics: Physics in practice; Density tests -- Science in motion: Measuring motion; Accelerated motion along a straight line -- Forces in action: Newton's laws of motion; Stability -- Machines at work: Work, energy and power; Efficiency and power -- Thermal physics: Heat and temperature; Thermal properties of materials -- Engines and Thermodynamics: Heat engines; The laws of Thermodynamics -- Electricity: The nature of electricity; Electric circuits; Electricity at work; Electricity in the home -- The nature of light: Properties of light; Theories of light -- Materials and molecules: Atoms and molecules; More about bonds; Solids and structures; Molecules in fluids; Pressure -- The age of new physics: Quantum theory; Relativity -- The structure of matter: Inside the atom; Radioactivity; Quarks and leptons -- Energy from the nucleus: Nuclear fission; Nuclear reactors; Energy options for the future -- Journey into space: About gravity ; The expanding universe -- A challenging future: The frontiers of physics; An unpredictable future -- Taking it further: Further reading; Websites -- Answers to numerical questions -- Glossary -- Appendix -- Index.

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