Get Ready for Physics by Edward AdelsonGet Ready for Physics by Edward Adelson

Get Ready for Physics

byEdward Adelson

Paperback | June 22, 2010

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Get Ready for Physics helps you quickly prepare for your introductory physics course, either algebra-based or calculus-based. It provides useful tools for future success in the course. The booklet gives you tips on recognizing your individual learning styles and helps your maximize your study time. It helps you review the basic mathematics you will need for the course, including ratios, proportions, and graphs. It gives you a bird’s-eye preview of the major concepts and physical models so you start the course with a broad perspective of the key physical ideas and the knowledge of important terms that give students most trouble. The booklet concludes with a strong chapter on solving physics problems, replete with practice problems and examples, and with insights into answering conceptual and estimation type questions.

About The Author

Dr. Adelson received his M. Sc. and Ph. D. degrees at The Ohio State University.  Before concentrating on teaching, Dr. Adelson worked for 13 years in X-ray and neutron diffraction and in X-ray spectroscopy at Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio.   After assisting a former Ohio State Physics Department Chair in managing the...

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Title:Get Ready for PhysicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9.3 × 7.7 × 1.1 inPublished:June 22, 2010Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0321556259

ISBN - 13:9780321556257

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Table of Contents

KNOW YOURSELF  

Tips on how to study, and organizing study time; moving past memorization

 

USING MATH  

Review of basic algebra, solving linear and quadratic equations, simplifying complex fractions, right angle trigonometry, logs and exponentials, significant figures and scientific notation, interpreting graphs

 

PHYSICS CONCEPTS  

Models of physical systems–mechanical, thermal waves, optic, and nuclear models–with an emphasis on the basic concepts, and the ideas and terms that most often give students difficulty

 

SOLVING PROBLEMS  

Tips on quantitative and conceptual problem solving with numerous practice problems and examples