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The Book of Forces
Average customer review:
(25 customer reviews)
Forces make the world go 'round - literally. This book provides a quick and easy-to-understand introduction to the quantity force and an overview of the many types of forces that shape our universe. Besides enlightening and down-to-earth explanations, you'll find plenty of detailed exercises demonstrating how the concepts and formulas can be applied to real-world situations. Knowledge of high school algebra is sufficient to follow the calculations. For more information, check out the table of contents.
From the author of "Physics! In Quantities and Examples", "Introduction to Stars: Spectra, Formation, Evolution, Collapse" and the "Great Formulas Explained" series.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #88203 in eBooks
- Published on: 2014-10-29
- Released on: 2014-10-29
- Format: Kindle eBook
Most helpful customer reviews
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful.
Easily Understood Math--Some Erroneous Concepts
As I read through this book I thought 'wow wish I had this when I was I high school and college'. The presentation is straightforward, the math solutions are well presented and easily understandable. My problem comes with some of the author's concepts. With math at this level the author should know there is no such thing as centrifugal force (there is inertia and centripetal force) but there it is, even in a title no less. Also the author confuses mass and weight, another relatively basic and important distinction. So I ask myself, what other concepts are being misrepresented that I don't know enough about to recognize? Having said that, my opening remarks still hold; straightforward, clear math explanations which is a plus in anybody's book.
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
A suggestion for another book
By Todds Books
Examples and explanations are clear and easily accessible to just about anyone with an interest in physics. So much so that I would like to make one suggestion to the author - Please write a similar book (or even a few pages) that addresses forces as applied to the field of amateur astronomy. I would very much like some help in understanding the rotation and orbits of planets, binary (or larger) star systems, even galaxies, and how it all interacts. Thank you!!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
By science geek
This is a well explained book that has lots of great information on the equations and how they are put to use. I have most of this authors books and I really enjoy all of them. If you are looking for a step by step approach to Physics equations and examples that put them to use, then I recommend any of his books including this one. I hope he keeps writing them because I cant wait for another one!