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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 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, ## About the Author
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View the detailed Table of Contents (PDF) View the Index (PDF) (top)## Reviews"I found the cartoon approach of this book so compelling and its story so endearing that I recommend that every teacher of introductory physics, in both high school and college, consider using it." "Overall, we found the books absolutely amazing for teaching complex ideas and theories to people of nearly any age." "This is a perfect introduction to four key physics concepts—law of action and reaction, force and motion, momentum, and energy—especially for fans of anime and manga." "The book purposefully departs from a traditional physics textbook format and it does it very well." "If we are going to enthuse the next generation of physicists, mechanics, and engineers then perhaps this is the book to do it." “One of the best in the Manga Guide series. It's also a great fit of form and subject. Recommended.” "Tennis is well-chosen to tie the educational and entertainment aspects of the book together." "If you are a student (or know a student) who is intimidated about the prospect of an upcoming physics class, this might be a very good book to provide ahead of time, so they can familiarize themselves with the concepts (and equations) ahead of time, in a less intimidating way." "And what about being confronted in daily life by Newton's three laws of motion? Or getting on Jeopardy and having to calculate how an object's kinetic energy changes as its potential energy increases? You'd be glad you'd have read this book. Besides it has cool pictures."
"Having applications of physics that are easy to relate to makes things easier to understand. That's where this book excels in my opinion." "As a parent, I love the idea behind the book but I wondered how teenagers would take to it. I gave "The art is fantastic, and the teaching method is both fun and educational." |
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