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Physics II for Dummies


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Introduction. Part I: Understanding Physics Fundamentals. Chapter 1: Understanding Your World: Physics II, the Sequel. Chapter 2: Gearing Up for Physics II. Part II: Doing Some Field Work: Electricity and Magnetism. Chapter 3: Getting All Charged Up with Electricity. Chapter 4: The Attraction of Magnetism. Chapter 5: Alternating Current and Voltage. Part III: Catching On to Waves: The Sound and Light Kinds. Chapter 6: Exploring Waves. Chapter 7: Now Hear This: The Word on Sound. Chapter 8: Seeing the Light: When Electricity and Magnetism Combine. Chapter 9: Bending and Focusing Light: Refraction and Lenses. Chapter 10: Bouncing Light Waves: Refl ection and Mirrors. Chapter 11: Shedding Light on Light Wave Interference and Diffraction. Part IV: Modern Physics. Chapter 12: Heeding What Einstein Said: Special Relativity. Chapter 13: Understanding Energy and Matter as Both Particles and Waves. Chapter 14: Getting the Little Picture: The Structure of Atoms. Chapter 15: Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 16: Ten Physics Experiments That Changed the World. Chapter 17: Ten Online Problem-Solving Tools. Index.

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Steven Holzner, PhD, taught physics at Cornell University for more than a decade. He is the author of Physics For Dummies, Physics Workbook For Dummies, Quantum Physics For Dummies, and Quantum Physics Workbook For Dummies.


"There is very little else to say - this book does exactly what it says on the cover. The text is well presented with informative illustrations, examples and guiding points for the reader. The information was informative and understandable for the reviewer who has not encountered these topics in this depth for several years." (Reviews, December 2010)

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