Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Manga Guide to Physics
Megumi is an all-star 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 real-world examples to help her understand classical mechanics-and improve her tennis game in the process!
You'll also learn how to:
Apply Newton's three laws of motion to real-life 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.
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.
Table of Contents
Prologue: Does Physics Bother You?
1: Law of Action and Reaction
2: Force and Motion
Appendix: Making Sense of Units
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