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The Manga Guide to Physics

By Hideo Nitta, 1957-

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.

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Format: Book
Author: Nitta, Hideo, 1957-
Summary: "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."--Back cover.
Title: The manga guide to physics / Hideo Nitta, Keita Takatsu, Trend-pro Co., Ltd.
Publisher Date: San Francisco, CA : No Starch Press ; Tokyo, Japan : Ohmsha, c2009.
Subject: Physics -- Comic books, strips, etc. Physics -- Popular works.
Isbn: 9781593271961 (pbk.) 1593271964 (pbk.) 1593271964 9781593271961
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System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: GN MANGA Guide
Oclc: 308184913
Upc: 689145719642
Bib Id: 530285

Format: Book
Author: Nitta, Hideo, 1957-
Summary: "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."--Back cover.
Title: The manga guide to physics / Hideo Nitta, Keita Takatsu, Trend-pro Co., Ltd.
Publisher, Date: San Francisco, CA : No Starch Press ; Tokyo, Japan : Ohmsha, c2009.
Description: ix, 232 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
Series: The manga guide series
Series: Manga guide series.
Subjects: Physics -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Physics -- Popular works.
Other Author: Takatsu, Keita.
Other Author: Trend-pro Co.
Other Title: Physics
Notes: Includes index.
Notes: Translated from the Japanese.
Contents: Prologue: Does physics bother you? -- 1. Law of action and reaction : Law of action and reaction ; Newton's three laws of motion ; Scala quantities vs. vector quantities ; Equilibrium and vector forces ; Newton's three laws of motion ; Gravity and universal gravity -- 2. Force and motion : Velocity and acceleration ; Laboratory: Finding the distance travel when velocity varies ; Newton's first and second laws ; Laboratory: Finding the precise value of a force ; Three rules of uniform accelerated motion ; Adding vectors: the head-to-tail method ; The composition and decomposition of forces ; Newton's first law of motion ; Newton's second law of motion ; The orientation of velocity, acceleration, and force ; An object does not have its own force ; The unit for force ; Measuring mass and force ; Determining weight ; Understanding parabolic motion ; Using calculus to find acceleration and velocity ; Using the area of a V-T graph to find the distance traveled by an object -- Momentum : Momentum and impulse ; Laboratory: Difference in momentum due to a difference in mass ; Laboratory: Finding the momentum of a stroke ; The conservation of momentum ; Laboratory: Outer space and the conservation of momentum ; Real-world explorations of impulse ; Momentum and impulse ; Law of conservation of momentum for vectors ; Law of action and reaction vs. law of conservation of momentum ; Propulsion of a rocket -- Energy : Work and energy ; Laboratory: What's the difference between momentum and kinetic energy? ; Laboratory: Work and the conservation of energy ; Laboratory: The relationship between work and kinetic energy ; The conservation of mechanical energy ; Laboratory: The law of conservation of mechanical energy in action ; Laboratory: Conservation of mechanical energy on a slope ; Units of measuring energy ; Potential energy ; Velocity for throwing upward and height attained ; The orientation of force and work ; Finding an amount of work with nonuniform force (one-dimensional) ; Nonconservative force and the law of conservation of energy ; Colliding coins and the conservation of energy -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Making sense of units.
LCCN: 2009012720
ISBN: 9781593271961 (pbk.)
ISBN: 1593271964 (pbk.)
ISBN: 1593271964
ISBN: 9781593271961
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