Book description
Unleash your inner Einstein and score higher in physics
Do you have a handle on basic physics terms and concepts, but your problemsolving skills could use some static friction? Physics I Workbook For Dummies helps you build upon what you already know to learn how to solve the most common physics problems with confidence and ease.
Physics I Workbook For Dummies gets the ball rolling with a brief overview of the nuts and bolts of physics (i.e. converting measure, counting signification figures, applying math skills to physics problems, etc.) before getting in the nitty gritty. If you're already a pro you can skip this section and jump right into the practice problems. There, you'll get the lowdown on how to take your problemsolving skills to a whole new plane—without ever feeling like you've been left spiraling down a black hole.
Easytofollow instructions and practical tips
Complete answer explanations are included so you can see where you went wrong (or right)
Covers the ten most common mistakes people make when solving practice physics problems
When push comes to shove, this friendly guide is just what you need to set your physics problemsolving skills in motion.
Table of contents

 Introduction
 Part I: Getting Started with Physics

Part II: May the Forces Be with You
 Chapter 4: Applying Force
 Chapter 5: Working with Inclined Planes

Chapter 6: Round and Round: Circular Motion
 Converting between Angles
 Period and Frequency
 Getting into Angular Velocity
 Whipping Around with Angular Acceleration
 Connecting Angular Velocity and Angular Acceleration to Angles
 Connecting Angular Acceleration and Angle to Angular Velocity
 Handling Centripetal Acceleration
 Getting Forceful: Centripetal Force
 Answers to Problems about Circular Motion
 Part III: Being Energetic: Work

Part IV: Obeying the Laws of Thermodynamics
 Chapter 12: You're Getting Warm: Thermodynamics
 Chapter 13: Under Pressure: From Solid to Liquid to Gas

Chapter 14: All about Heat and Work
 The First Law of Thermodynamics
 Constant Pressure: Isobaric Processes
 Constant Volume: Isochoric Processes
 Constant Temperature: Isothermal Processes
 At Constant Heat: Adiabatic
 The Direction of Heat: The Second Law of Thermodynamics
 Making Heat Work: Heat Engines
 Maximum Efficiency: Carnot Heat Engines
 The Third Law of Thermodynamics
 Answers to Problems about Heat and Work
 Part V: Zap: Electricity

Part VI: The Part of Tens

Chapter 17: Ten Common Mistakes People Make When Solving Problems
 Mixing Units
 Expressing the Answer in the Wrong Units
 Swapping Radians and Degrees
 Getting Sines and Cosines Mixed Up
 Not Treating Vectors as Vectors
 Neglecting Latent Heat
 Getting Refraction Angles Wrong
 Getting the Signs Wrong in Kirchhoff Loops
 Adding Resistors Incorrectly
 Using the Wrong Rays in Ray Diagrams
 Chapter 18: Ten Online Physics Tutorials and Resources

Chapter 17: Ten Common Mistakes People Make When Solving Problems
 About The Author
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Product information
 Title: Physics I Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition
 Author(s):
 Release date: March 2014
 Publisher(s): For Dummies
 ISBN: 9781118825778
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