Published in : McGraw-Hill

ISBN : 0-07-138201-1

File Type : pdf

File Size : 4 mb

Language : English


This book is for people who want to learn basic physics without taking a formal course. It can also serve as a supplemental text in a classroom, tutored, or home-schooling environment. I recommend that you start at the beginning of this book and go straight through, with the possible exception of Part Zero. If you are confident about your math ability, you can skip Part Zero. But take the Part Zero test anyway, to see if you are actually ready to jump into Part One. If you get 90 percent of the answers correct, you’re ready. If you get 75 to 90 percent correct, skim through the text of Part Zero and take the chapter-ending quizzes. If you get less than three-quarters of the answers correct in the quizzes and the section-ending test, find a good desk and study Part Zero. It will be a drill, but it will get you “in shape” and make the rest of the book easy. In order to learn physics, you must have some mathematical skill. Math is the language of physics. If I were to tell you otherwise, I’d be cheating you. Don’t get intimidated. None of the math in this book goes beyond the high school level. This book contains an abundance of practice quiz, test, and exam questions. They are all multiple choice, and are similar to the sorts of questions used in standardized tests. There is a short quiz at the end of every chapter. The quizzes are “open-book.” You may (and should) refer to the chapter texts when taking them. When you think you’re ready, take the quiz, write down your answers, and then give your list of answers to a friend. Have the friend tell you your score, but not which questions you got wrong. The answers are listed in the back of the book. Stick with a chapter until you get most of the answers right.

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