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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.

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.

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!

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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,

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

1593271964

Branch Call Number:
530 N639m

Characteristics:
ix, 232 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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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.