Paul W. Zitzewitz, PhD, taught physics at the University of Michigan-Dearborn for more than 35 years and has been honored as a Fellow of the American Physical Society for his work in physics education. He is the author of the high school physics textbook "Physics: Principles and Problems." He lives in Northville, Michigan.
[D]istills complicated physics concepts into bite-size explanations in question-and-answer format. The text is clear and easy to understand.-- American Reference Books
The author does a good job explaining technical concepts simply. Answers are in plain nontechnical English, and formulas and jargon are kept to a minimum. This second edition will find its place with other popular physics books.-- Booklist The question and answer series is effective and clearly written. This book will be welcomed in the classrooms of middle school and high school, as well as a reference in libraries.-- Children's Literature ... geared toward the general audience but still of value to the scholar. Recommended.-- Christian Library Journal This question-and-answer guide provides brief explanations suitable for quick reference and curious browsers. With a useful list of symbols and glossary.-- Library Journal It is often not only convenient, but necessary, to have at hand a reference guide to answer basic questions regarding physics. This book does that and more. This is great book for anyone.-- National Science Teachers Association The emphasis on practical applications of the principles of physics, including bridges, golf balls, lasers, calories, and electrical outlets, make this book a good selection for questions related to physics in the real world. This book will be a helpful reference for librarians, teachers, and with encouragement, for youth of all levels.-- VOYA