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Megumi is an all-star athlete, but she's a failure when it comes to physics class. And she can't concentrate on her tennis matches when she's worried about the questions she missed on the big test! Luckily for her, she befriends Ryota, a patient physics geek who uses real-world examples to help her understand classical mechanics-and improve her tennis game in the process!
In The Manga Guide to Physics, you'll follow alongside Megumi as she learns about the physics of everyday objects like roller skates, slingshots, braking cars, and tennis serves. In no time, you'll master tough concepts like momentum and impulse, parabolic motion, and the relationship between force, mass, and acceleration.
You'll also learn how to:
- Apply Newton's three laws of motion to real-life problems
- Determine how objects will move after a collision
- Draw vector diagrams and simplify complex problems using trigonometry
- Calculate how an object's kinetic energy changes as its potential energy increases
If you're mystified by the basics of physics or you just need a refresher, The Manga Guide to Physics will get you up to speed in a lively, quirky, and practical way.
The Manga Guide to Physics teaches physics in an innovative way by joining real Japanese-style manga with serious and practical instruction. The book's story revolves around Megumi, a high school tennis star frustrated by physics class--and the physics of tennis. Luckily for her, she befriends Ryota, a geeky physics Olympian. After he's persuaded to help Megumi avoid failing physics, Ryota teaches her about Newton's laws of motion, vectors and scalars, and inertia, velocity, and acceleration. As Ryota explains classical mechanics, he uses real-world examples like roller blading, juggling, slingshots, braking cars, and tennis to show the importance (and fun) of physics in daily life. By the end of their lessons, Megumi has mastered even the most difficult physics concepts like momentum and impulse; work and the conservation of energy; the difference between kinetic, potential, and mechanical energy; and parabolic motion. With extended explanations and examples to help you learn, this informative and charming guide will have you up to speed on the physics of motion in no time.
Megumi is frustrated by physics. She befriends physics whiz Ryota, who teaches her about Newton's laws of motion, vectors and scalars, inertia, velocity, and acceleration. With extended explanations and examples, this informative and charming guide will have readers up to speed on the physics of motion in no time.
About the Author
Hideo Nitta, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Physics at Tokyo Gakugei University. He has had many papers and books published by Japanese and overseas publishers on subjects including quantum dynamics and radiation physics. He also has a strong interest in physics education. He is a member of the International Commission on Physics Education (ICPE), which is a commission of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP).
Trend Pro, Inc. is a pioneer of Ad-Manga--advertisement and advertising using Manga--in Japan. The company has produced over 1,700 Ad-Manga for over 700 clients, including many well-known public companies and government agencies. The company has over 100 registered professional Manga artists.