Media praise for Head First Physics
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"As with any good teacher, this OReilly series attacks the material from a variety of angles. If you know it, or youre a quick learner, you can breeze right through. If youre like me, they try everything possible to make things comprehensible."
-- , Dana Blankenhorn & Paula Rooney, ZDNet.com
"Head First Physics is an excellent book within its scope--doing well on AP Physics Mechanics and solving mechanics problem sets both graphically and with a minimal of calculations."
-- , Amazon.com
"With memorable examples and various innovations of the Head First series on full exhibition, the book is one of the must reads taking away from drab text-books and learning by memory approaches to learning physics."
-- , Desicritics.org
"Heather (if we may call upon an undeserved familiarity) starts out with the example of the reader falling into a hole which happens to go all the way through the Earth to the other side. This is something that has happened to many of us, and here in Head First Physics we learn why we start to slow down, rather than speed up, as we go deeper and deeper into the hole. Aha!"
-- , On Computers
"Hey, where was this book when I was in high school? This is an easy to read guide to basic mechanical physics with plenty of real world examples and fun problems to work out. It is more written for a high school audience, but early college students will find plenty of help as well."
"Students will come away with a genuine understanding of the subject, not just a fistful of equations. Recommended."
-- , Library Journal
"Full of practical illustrations, real-life scenarios, and explained beautifully, this text is full of activities designed to help kids grasp the fundamentals of the subject in a way that is practically painless!...This giant book (over 900 pages) is perfect as a study guide or a stand-alone text."
-- , Lille Punkin'
"The book presents a traditional approach to physics topics, but the material's presentation is innovative."
-- , TCM Reviews
"Im sure OReilly was thinking of me when he started the Head First series books on computer programming, science or mathematical subjects designed for absolute beginners but sophisticated enough for seasoned professionals. Dipping into them is like a first taste of a strange new but delicious flavor of ice cream. And a heck of a lot more nutritious they are, too. OReilly calls them Brain-Friendly Guides, and indeed they are."
-- , The Marcus Letter
"...the Spy's judgement as a former teacher of grade eleven physics is that this material could work with a good teacher at this level. The coverage is about right for a beginning high school course on Newtonian mechanics, and the explanations appear to be correct and reasonably complete. "
-- , The Northern Spy
"This is a truly remarkable book. The physics is taught clearly and without too much mathematics by looking at a series of well-chosen real-life or comedy tasks. If math really doesn't turn you on, this is a great way to learn Physics! I didn't think it was possible to do some of this stuff without calculus, but Head First Physics has done it."
-- , Custardy
"If you're in high school or college and struggle with physics concepts, Head First Physics is a recommended pick."
-- , The Bookwatch, Volume 3, Number 12, December 2008
"This book, plus some determination and a bit of hard work, will certainly teach classical college mechanics, and probably leave you with a pretty good understanding not only of the subject but the way physicists approach problems"
-- , Chaos Manor
"If you have a student who is really struggling with traditional approaches, or needs to fill in gaps in their understanding, then this might be a book to recommend to them. It is certainly very thorough. It might also be useful to have on the shelves in the prep room to help deepen your understanding of the difficulties that students face and to provide some refreshing contexts and engaging examples to explain some of these key ideas. "
-- , Physics Education, November 2009