Sunday, January 3, 2016

Review: Physics I for Dummies by Steven Holzner, Ph.D.

Synopsis: For high school and undergraduate students alike, physics classes are recommended or required courses for a wide variety of majors, and continue to be a challenging and often confusing course. Physics I For Dummies tracks specifically to an introductory course and, keeping with the traditionally easy-to-follow Dummies style, teaches you the basic principles and formulas in a clear and concise manner, proving that you don't have to be Einstein to understand physics!
-Explains the basic principles in a simple, clear, and entertaining fashion
-New edition includes updated examples and explanations, as well as the newest discoveries in the field
-Contains the newest teaching techniques
If just thinking about the laws of physics makes your head spin, this hands-on, friendly guide gets you out of the black hole and sheds light on this often-intimidating subject. (from the online description)

Review: This book has a few good features, but one bad one that overshadows all the good and makes it worthless. The Good: The concepts are laid out in concise, easy to read prose with pictures. It has many practice problems (and practice is the key to understanding Physics), with the problems having the answers. The Bad: The math has SO many errors it's worthless. His calculations has small and large errors in addition, multiplication, mix-ed up numbers - it's like no one proofed the numbers! In the end, this book was useless because of the errors. 

Bookmarks: 5 of 10

Awards: None

ISBN: 978-0-470-9034-7
Date Finished: 12-31-2015
Pages: 384

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