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Understanding Physics

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UNDERSTANDING PHYSICS is an innovative introductory course designed for students preparing to enter careers in fields outside of science or engineering, including students planning to teach, or already teaching, in K-12 classrooms. It is inspired by the famous Project Physics Course, which became known for its success in inspiring students with the excitement of physics by ...more
Hardcover, 851 pages
Published September 10th 2002 by Springer (first published August 1st 2002)
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Xander
Nov 03, 2016 rated it liked it
Very useful introduction to the basic concepts and theories in physics.

This book consists of two parts. In part one (9 chapters) the central theme is motion, force and energy. Topics include: Greek Astronomy, the Copernican Revolution, Galilei's study of motion, Newton's world system, thermodynamics, the kinetic molecular theory of gases and special relativity. Each chapter touches on the most important topics, and puts them (if possible) in a chronological order. Even the mathematical parts ar
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