Book description
Megumi is an allstar athlete, but she's a failure when it comes to physics class. And she can't concentrate on her tennis matches when she's worried about the questions she missed on the big test! Luckily for her, she befriends Ryota, a patient physics geek who uses realworld examples to help her understand classical mechanicsand improve her tennis game in the process!
In The Manga Guide to Physics, you'll follow alongside Megumi as she learns about the physics of everyday objects like roller skates, slingshots, braking cars, and tennis serves. In no time, you'll master tough concepts like momentum and impulse, parabolic motion, and the relationship between force, mass, and acceleration.You'll also learn how to:
 Apply Newton's three laws of motion to reallife problems
 Determine how objects will move after a collision
 Draw vector diagrams and simplify complex problems using trigonometry
 Calculate how an object's kinetic energy changes as its potential energy increases
If you're mystified by the basics of physics or you just need a refresher, The Manga Guide to Physics will get you up to speed in a lively, quirky, and practical way.
Table of contents
 Contents
 Preface
 Prologue: Does Physics Bother You? (1/3)
 Prologue: Does Physics Bother You? (2/3)
 Prologue: Does Physics Bother You? (3/3)
 1: Law of Action and Reaction

2: Force and Motion
 Velocity and Acceleration (1/2)
 Velocity and Acceleration (2/2)
 Laboratory: Finding the Distance Traveled When Velocity Varies (1/2)
 Laboratory: Finding the Distance Traveled When Velocity Varies (2/2)
 Newton’s First and Second Laws (1/3)
 Newton’s First and Second Laws (2/3)
 Newton’s First and Second Laws (3/3)
 Laboratory: Finding the Precise Value of a Force (1/3)
 Laboratory: Finding the Precise Value of a Force (2/3)
 Laboratory: Finding the Precise Value of a Force (3/3)
 Three Rules of Uniform Accelerated Motion
 Adding Vectors: the HeadtoTail Method
 The Composition and Decomposition of Forces
 Newton’s First Law of Motion
 Newton’s Second Law of Motion
 The Orientation of Velocity, Acceleration, and Force
 An Object Does Not Have Its Own Force
 The Unit for Force
 Measuring Mass and Force
 Determining Weight
 Understanding Parabolic Motion
 Using Calculus to Find Acceleration and Velocity
 Using the Area of a VT Graph to Find the DistanceTraveled by an Object

3: Momentum
 Momentum and Impulse
 Laboratory: Difference in Momentum Due to a Difference in Mass (1/2)
 Laboratory: Difference in Momentum Due to a Difference in Mass (2/2)
 Laboratory: Finding the Momentum of a Stroke
 The Conservation of Momentum (1/2)
 The Conservation of Momentum (2/2)
 Laboratory: Outer Space and the Conservation of Momentum
 RealWorld Explorations of Impulse (1/2)
 RealWorld Explorations of Impulse (2/2)
 Momentum and Impulse (1/2)
 Momentum and Impulse (2/2)
 Law of Conservation of Momentum for Vectors
 Law of Action and Reaction vs. Law of Conservation ofMomentum
 Propulsion of a Rocket

4: Energy
 Work and Energy (1/2)
 Work and Energy (2/2)
 Laboratory: What’s the Difference between Momentum and Kinetic Energy (1/2)
 Laboratory: What’s the Difference between Momentum and Kinetic Energy (2/2)
 Laboratory: Work and the Conservation of Energy (1/2)
 Laboratory: Work and the Conservation of Energy (2/2)
 Laboratory: The Relationship Between Work and Kinetic Energy (1/2)
 Laboratory: The Relationship Between Work and Kinetic Energy (2/2)
 The Conservation of Mechanical Energy (1/2)
 The Conservation of Mechanical Energy (2/2)
 Laboratory: The Law of Conservation of Mechanical Energy in Action
 Laboratory: Conservation of Mechanical Energy on a Slope (1/2)
 Laboratory: Conservation of Mechanical Energy on a Slope (2/2)
 Units for Measuring Energy
 Potential Energy
 Velocity for Throwing Upward and Height Attained
 The Orientation of Force and Work
 Finding an Amount of Work with Nonuniform Force (One‑dimensional)
 Nonconservative Force and the Law of Conservation of Energy
 Colliding Coins and the Conservation of Energy
 Epilogue (1/2)
 Epilogue (2/2)
 Appendix: Making Sense of Units
 Index (1/2)
 Index (2/2)
 Updates
Product information
 Title: The Manga Guide to Physics
 Author(s):
 Release date: May 2009
 Publisher(s): No Starch Press
 ISBN: 9781593271961
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