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Advanced Physics Demystified (Demystified)


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Now it's relatively EASY to learn ADVANCED PHYSICS

Interested in excelling in physics but don't have infinite time or the IQ of Einstein? No problem! Advanced Physics Demystified helps you understand this complex subject matter without expending a lot of energy.

You'll start by learning about linear motion and plane trajectories and then move on to circular and harmonic motion. Next, you'll study thermodynamics, electrical impedance and admittance, and alternating-current circuit analysis. Gravitation, nuclear physics, and radiant energy are also covered. Filled with helpful illustrations and examples and featuring end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam, this book will teach you the essentials of advanced physics in no time at all.

This fast and easy guide offers:

  • Numerous figures to illustrate key concepts
  • Sample problems with worked solutions
  • A quick way to prepare for physics questions on college entrance exams
  • Coverage of Kepler's Laws, Newton's Law, and Ohm's Law for AC circuits
  • A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Advanced Physics Demystified takes the resistance out of learning this fascinating subject.

About the Author

Stan Gibilisco (Deadwood, SD) is the father of the DeMYSTiFied series, and the author of Physics DeMYSTiFied, Statistics DeMYSTiFied, and Technical Math DeMYSTiFied, among many other titles. He is a writer and editor with nearly a quarter century of experience, and with numerous published nonfiction books in the fields of electronics, general science, mathematics, and computing. He has worked as a technical writer in industry, as a radio-frequency (RF) engineer, and as a magazine editor. One of Stans books, Encyclopedia of Electronics (TAB Books, 1985), was named by the American Library Association (ALA) in its list of "Best References of the 1980s." Another of his books, McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Personal Computing (McGraw-Hill, 1995) was named as a "Best Reference of 1996" by the ALA.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Mass, Force, and Linear Motion

Mass and Force


Speed, VelocityandAcceleration

Newton's Laws of Motion

Chapter 2. Momentum, Work, and Energy


Elastic Collisions

Inelastic Collisions

Work, Energy, and Power

Chapter 3. Rotational Motion

Moment of Inertia

Newton's 2nd Law for Rotation

Rotational Kinetic Energy

Angular Momentum

Chapter 4. States of Matter

The Solid, Liquid, Gaseous and Plasma Phases

Chapter 5. Temperature, Pressure, and Changes of State

What is Heat?

Manifestations of Temperature

Temperature Scales

Temperature/ States of Matter

Chapter 6. Direct Current

Electrostatic Charge and Flux

Voltage, Current, and Resistance

SeriesandParallel Combinations

Kirchhoff's Laws

Chapter 7. Alternating Current

Amplitude and Phase Angle

Inductance and Capacitance

Capacitive Reactance

Chapter 8. Magnetism


Magnetic ForceandFlux

Magnetic Field Strength


Magnetic Materials

Chapter 9. Wave Phenomena

Types of Waves

Fundamental Properties

Electromagnetic Fields

Radio Waves

Chapter 10. Atomic and Nuclear Physics

The Proton

The Neutron

The Nucleus

The Electron

Chapter 11. Quantum Theory

Photoelectric Effect

Photon Momentum

DeBroglie Waves

Emission Spectra

Chatper 12. Optics




Lenses and Mirrors

Chapter 13. Universal Gravitation and Special Relativity

Gravitational Force Fields

Gravitational Potential Energy

Kepler's Laws

Constancy of the Speed of Light

Product Details

Gibilisco, Stan
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
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Publication Date:
June 2007
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
9.18x7.46x.80 in. 1.35 lbs.

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