The Manga Guide to Physics

The Manga Guide to Physics

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
Uses the story in graphic novel format of a teenage girl and how she learns about the physics of everyday objects to introduce such concepts as momentum and impulse, parabolic motion, and the relationship between force, mass, and acceleration.

Ingram Book Company
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.

Ingram Publishing Services
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.
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.


Publisher: San Francisco : No Starch Press : [Tokyo] : Ohmsha, c2009
ISBN: 9781593271961
1593271964
Branch Call Number: 530 N639m
Characteristics: ix, 232 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Takatsu, Keita
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Feb 25, 2012

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xod_s
Jan 19, 2011

The art is slightly different compared "The manga guide to calculus".Lot's of sport related examples.Note the book covers Newtonian mechanics like forces,motion and energy (like the kinetic sort) but not branches of physics like electricity,magnetism or optics.Calculus ,complicated algebra and it's relation to physics is brought up a few times.

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